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Learning to Compose (2): Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Keywords: learning_to_compose, martin_turner

This is the second part of a series on Learning to Compose.

If you want to learn to compose, review.

This series of articles is not giving you rules for composition to use right now, but methods to learn how to be better at composition.

The truth is this: even though you can learn the rules of composition, the rules cannot compose images which have the mysterious quality we call ‘infinity’.

Hidcote Gardens, 18 July 2014, Df, 500mm mirror lens f8
Click for an enlargement


Infinity is when you want to keep coming back to look at an image. There is something about it which draws you.

An image may have infinity for you, who took it, or it may have infinity for other people with similar tastes, or it may have infinity for a wide public, even a world-wide public.


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J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on October 21, 2020

JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources

Thank you very much, Martin

John Driessen (johnnie5) on October 19, 2020

Thank you for your review! I very much enjoyed reading this. I am sure it helps me. I developed my own style but....not all pictures I take fit within this style. But that's how it is. As long as you're having fun it's ok. kind regards John