There’s no such thing as “correct” composition, just bad composition, good composition, and inspired composition.

When you first start getting a little more serious about photography it’s highly likely that you’ll start to encounter the core set of rules:

  • rule of thirds
  • expose to the right
  • balancing elements
  • plus many more!

Whilst these can be great guides to help you take engaging photos, guides is all they really are and everyone likes to break the rules now and then. With this in mind, Andrew S Gibson has released a new book, “Beyond Thirds” on the Craft & Vision site.

In this latest book Andrew talks about composition methods that don’t rely on splitting the frame into three. He instead approaches framing using a variety of other considerations such as balance, focal points, and exploring shapes within the frame. Talking of frames he also covers different aspect ratios to the standard portrait or landscape options – such as square crops.

As with all the Craft & Vision photography books there’s a wealth of exceedingly useful information here for very little cost and once again I can happily recommend this.

If you want an even better deal then there’s a limited time offer. Use the promotional code BT4 when you checkout and get the PDF version of Beyond Thirds for only $4 OR use the code BT20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST November 19th, 2011 (check your timezone here).


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