basis of composition

I hate to say this but many who claim  to  be  photographers  or  are  technically  proficient

in all aspects of photography doesn’t know  the  basis  of  composition.  And  composition

is not  all  about  cutting  up  the  viewfinder  into  nine  magical  cubes  and  assume  that

anything placed in thirds is a perfect balance. Balancing is more  than  that.  The  balance

between object and space, between smooth and coarse textures, between darkness and

light, the balance of shapes, the same goes for artist too! Go look at a Picasso  or  a  Miro

or a Dali or even photographers  like  Brassai  and  Henri  Cartier  and  find  me  that  nine

cubes you so jealously guard and worship? It is embarrassing how professionals choose

images to win awards when their choices are just so elementary!

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