## Composition

Composition is, to me, one of the most important topics in photography (and art in general). After lots of artist and scientists, we have been able to identify composition patters that our brains like more.

There are two main ways to compose: formal and informal.

There are two main ways to compose: formal and informal.

## Formal composition (symmetrical composition)

Happens when you set your frac to be symmetrical, which means that if you draw a line in the middle of the image, both remaining sides will be similar. People say that these king of images express a feeling of strength, balance, stability, etc. It is used a lot in architectural photography. Sometimes this composition might get a little boring

## Informal Composition

This tends to be a more attractive way to keep the audience engaged. It happens when the elements in the frac are located in different places (non symmetrical). It gives more room to creativity (may be). Informal composition is not just placing object all over the frac with no logic. There are rules of composition that will help you create enticing images.

## Rule of Thirds

You might have listen about this rule before, it consist on dividing the frame into 3 equal parts, both horizontally and vertically. The idea here is to place the objects and line according to the dividing lines of the thirds. In this example, the main object is the girl in the right line, the picture is also balanced with the sun on the left line, the horizon follows the lower line. So you place object along the lines or in the intersection of the lines.

## The Golden Ratio

I won't explain how the golden ratio works, you can easily find that online, what I will talk about is the product of the golden ratio: the Phi Grid. Similar to the idea of the rule of thirds, with the Phi Grid you are supposed to place the main object on the intersection of the lines and, if applicable, you can also follow the folder spiral.

The Phi Grid might work better for landscapes as it give you a pleasant view without the frigidity of the obvios rule of thirds.

The Phi Grid might work better for landscapes as it give you a pleasant view without the frigidity of the obvios rule of thirds.