You may have heard that a picture speaks louder than thousands of words, but that’s not the whole story. The complete truth is, a poorly taken picture is more likely to detract from the subject of your message than emphasize it.
If you’re just taking up photography for the first time, the first thing to know is that there are a set of rules that guide the composition of photographs, just as you’ll find with everything else.
These rules are certainly flexible, and most may not even apply in every situation. But, these rules are there to help streamline the process and help you produce better results.
In photography, these rules are called the rules of composition. If it helps, see them as a set of guidelines that’ll help make your pictures pop. Of course, when the occasion calls for it, don’t be afraid to break them.
There are a lot of terms for new photographers to understand, Depth of field, Shutter speed, Aperture, and Exposure. We have covered those in the linked article.