Isolating the Subject for a Spectacular Composition – Free Quick Guide

Some photos just pop off the screen and grab your attention. There is one primary reason why.

The Subject is Clear and Concise!

Isolating the subject is a critical compositional tool in photography.

It simplifies and increases the impact of your image. It also clearly communicates to your viewer what the photograph is meant to convey.

Isolating the subject seems like it should be easy. You look at something. Click, the camera shutter releases.

How hard can it be?

If you’ve been taking pictures for any length of time, you realize that it isn’t easy. Quite the opposite, actually.

Many photographers struggle with having an exact center of interest in their photos.

There are a couple of reasons for this.

  • The photographer has an unclear vision of what the subject truly is.
  • Our brain fills in the gaps outside of the camera frame while looking at the scene, something the viewer of a photograph cannot do.
  • The area surrounding the subject is busy and complicated.
  • The photographer hasn’t a clear understanding of making the subject stand out from the surrounding areas.

In this eBook, Photzy Author Jenn Mishra will share with you some tried and true techniques for isolating and emphasizing a subject within a photo.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Simplifying Backgrounds
  • Using Shallow Depth-of-Field
  • Cropping and Filling the Frame
  • Cloning and Other Post-Production Techniques to Eliminate or De-emphasize Distractions
  • Using Contrasting Elements to Emphasize a Portion of the Image Frame

You’ll find all the answers right here!

Photo Credit: Jenn Mishra

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