Capturing Stunning Images

Dinner Tree, Derby

There are a few secrets to capturing stunning images which will make your images stand out from everyone elses images. Some of these aspects are discussed as follows.

Cropping an Image

Cropping an image is a very usefull method of bringing your attention to the main centre of interest of the image. If images are take with a camera with a high megapixel count then there is a lot more room for cropping, compared to an image from a camera with a lower megapixel count. Cropping an image will loose some detail in the image, however it may give the image much more impact.

Compress the Scene

A telephoto lens can be used very successfully to bring the foreground and background closer together, effectively compressing the image.

Patterns Appearing in Nature

Sunset Sky

Interesting nature patterns can be discovered by getting extremely close to objects such as leaves, floers etc., to see the close up structure and texture of the objects. We have an interesting article in our Principals section found on the right hand side on macro photography.

Patterns in Composition

Opera House, Sydney

An important photographic tool is composition, which is used to present a worthwhile subject in the most effective way. Many types of patterns can be legitimate targets for pattern images. The following image is an example of a subject which can be illustrated by strong patterns and also with strong diagonal lines across the image.

Diagonal Lines


Diagonal lines in images are essentially straight lines that run from one corner of the image to the opposite corner. Diagonal lines are often useful if objects are included on the diagonal lines it can give the image a sensation of sliding and moving. The diagonal line can be a most dynamic type of composition.

The Golden Section

Clarence River Illuka

It is an old tradition of composition that the Golden Section or the Golden Mean is a particularly pleasing ratio which has been used extensively since the Middle Ages by both architects and painters. In mathematical terms the Golden Section is defined such that, a line of a given length is divided into two unequal… Continue reading The Golden Section

Abstract Photography


Abstract photography sometimes can also be alligned with minimalistic photography. This type of photography is generally referred to photography which captures different perspectives, shapes or patterns. Sometimes this type of photography can also be classified in the category of fine art prints. The idea is to capture an element which transforms something familiar into an images which may be intriguing and captures the imagination. The abstract photograph may not be recognisable as to its real existance.