Video of Steve McCurry Discussing Composition Released

Photographer from National Geographic talks about composition techniques in photography.

The Cooperative of Photography released a documentary discussing photography composition rules with Steve McCurry.

McCurry’s 9 Rules of Composition:

{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry01.jpg”, “text”: “Rule of thirds. Place points of interest in the intersections.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry02.jpg”, “text”: “Use natural lines to lead the eye into the picture.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry03.jpg”, “text”: “Diagonal lines create great movement.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry04.jpg”, “text”: “Use natural framing like windows and doors.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry05.jpg”, “text”: “Find a contrast between subject and background.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry06.jpg”, “text”: “Get close to your subjects.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry07.jpg”, “text”: “Place the dominant eye in the centre of the photo.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry08.jpg”, “text”: “Patterns are aesthetically pleasing, but the best is when the pattern is interrupted.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mccurry09.jpg”, “text”: “Symmetry is pleasing to the eye.” }

“Remember composition is important but also the rules are made to be broken, and so the main point is to enjoy yourself while photographing, and photograph in your own way and in your own style,” underlines McCurry.

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