You must be wondering why I am teaching you some philosophy now. Don’t worry. I am getting into the main topic of this post. Couple of days ago, I watched these two movies again. You know, just for a time pass. While I was watching the movie, one of the scenes struck my attention. That scene is beautifully designed (that’s one of the reasons why I like animation movies )and is a perfect example of how a landscape photograph should be composed. So, apart from teaching some life lessons, these movies teach you some very important lessons in photography as well. How cool is that! I know your patience is wearing thin. I am getting to the point.
Adding a sense of depth to a photograph
In this scene, the rule of thirds has less significance since a sense of depth is achieved by the mountains. You must be wondering why the first scene used rule of thirds, while this does not, eventhough both of them have mountains in it. Here, the mountains are of different sizes and Another way how depth is achieved in this scene is by decrease in color contrast from foreground to background
Here is another scene for you to analyse.
By this post, I don’t think I explained everything about composition in photography. The idea of this article is not to teach you everything about composition in photography, rather it is to tell you how to observe and find frames around you even if you are watching a movie. But, I am sure that I gave you some insights into photography composition. By the way, it is not that only animation movies have good composition in every scene; if you observe well, you can find these simple rules of composition in any [good] movies you watch. Another point I would like to make is that you can make good photographs using these simple rules of composition in photography. One of the biggest mistakes beginners make is that they don’t pay much attention to composition; the only see the subject and frame it arbitrarily. You should know that other elements in a scene are as important as the subject.