• Wednesday , 21 November 2018

Photography Tips: Composition can be practised anywhere

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You don’t need a fancy location to practise and learn composition in photography. You can compose images anywhere you like and whilst you do that, you can be practising exposure, trying different length lenses, depth of field etc. Then when you’re in a fantastic location you’ll be ready to capture it perfectly instead of fiddling about with camera settings, wondering where to stand and which lens to use.

You have to give up wanting to shoot amazing images for a while, but whilst you learn photography it’s practise that makes perfect. Learn all those techniques and how to use them and brilliant images will become a by-product of using your camera. I promise!

In this photography tip I’m going to show you how to practise your composition in a very boring and messy location. Hope you get inspired to give it a go.

Mike Browne

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45 Comments

  1. Pris Cilla
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    I really love it. you dont go by the conventional ways and try speaking heavy duty english grammars, Just plain and simple. Out of the 100 hours of photography downloads on youtube for months practicing photography,this is my first comment to any of them..Kudos Thanks

  2. Portrait Mood
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    no one can able to teach u [hotography like u

  3. rob b
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Actually this is Mikes house.. i know as i often lurk in the shadows of a night and peer at him through his windows.. he once had scaffolding up and i was able to follow him from floor to floor. it is a memory i shall always cherish .

  4. Brent
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    9:48 The dog is splooting!! How am I supposed to pay attention and learn with a splooting dog? Damn near impossible.

  5. Trishant Das
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    The dog was so gentle and ur lessons too meaningful sir 😊

  6. health and beauty
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Good work.

  7. OneEyedPhotographer
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    That fence post with two struts, did you think of turning it upside down?

  8. Sabri K
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Awwww look at the cute doggy doing cute doggy things… I love dogs. Oh right.. composition!

  9. 1unisol1
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Basically it’s like drawing. Every artist sketches and doodles all the time, same can be done as a photographer, your smartphone can be your best friend in this ; )

  10. Scott Mathieson
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Im actually surprised you didn't get a cool shot of the digger lol. Your channel is absolutely brilliant for newcomers to this complex game

  11. David Chi
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    This video is so important to watch, no matter how obvious it may sound.

  12. xiaonee woo
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Thank you Mike. Watch your video every day and a lot to learn.

  13. Jan Wright
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    You missed the main using the digger bucket arch to frame a shot

  14. TimberGeek
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    I can tell you're a pro photographer as your digger is bigger than mine. ;-D

  15. Allan Cox Australia
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    You never fail to teach simply for us all to learn. Thanks Mike. Watched this one over and over again. Always pick up something else.

  16. Iain Geoghan
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Yep anywhere! I love this photography thing so much I practiced to ease some pain of a bad stomach. Sitting on the toilet in the so that if a bomb were to go off it would do so in the right place. Very dull room, to take my mind off of the pain I pulled my phone out and tried to compose a shot of the tiles somehow until I finally got some relief. Crap shots, butt, this kept the part of my brain used to find pictures flowing and working; flushing away any other thoughts and just being able to focus on the shot. Then once I achieved some relief in that bathroom, I was able to get to work on time feeling ready to run out the last month of wrenching pipes together before flying down to a different continent to enjoy a different piece of this great world…solo, with epilepsy:) Chileans who spoke some english thought I was nuts, but did not mind if my friend Alistair and I bought the first round

  17. Allan Thompson
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Lots of useful tips and Great Fun. Nice Mix.

  18. Jon Powell
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Have a couple of your DVDs which are very informative and enjoyable to watch. Really enjoy your enthusiasm, it’s quite contagious! 😊😊👍🏻👍🏻

  19. Steve Mathis
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Thank you, your videos are always so helpful and informative as well as entertaining.

  20. Iain Geoghan
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    mistakes are the best bit!

  21. Steve Loudon
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Your teaching videos are the best. I just bought a "real" camera about a month ago and you have really helped me out. Thanks. Looking forward to more.

  22. Vic Stokes Photographer
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Your inspiration and dedication to help people into photography is astonishing Mike. i have watched 100s of photographic videos on youtube over the years not even one would come close to your work and ways of explaining every detail plus you even through in the odd smile.

  23. John Cramer
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Fantastic motivational video….where's my camera?!

  24. Michael Roberts
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Again love how you walk things through, has helped me recently as I practice

  25. Saurat
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    "You're not going to see this on the walls of Ikea". lol. My most scathing insult is saying a particular photo would be found in Ikea.

  26. Ganesh Kumar
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    So true. We get carried away with the amazing pictures that we forget the effort behind it. In fact my motivation towards photography were the breathtaking landscapes I see in magazines and net – something which Mike pointed out. I am glad at least it started that way but true photography is a journey treading through all disciplines (as Mike says). Thanks Mike for all the hardwork & sweat you tread through to share your incredible insights!!

  27. Richard Weathers
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    What an awesome and unconventional way to start a segment on composition! The hand full of sentences below it are spot on, just what I needed to hear after coming up short on 'amazing images' last night, turning in early and missing an opportunity to practice. I'll be leaning hard on your videos over the the next few weeks in preparation for two shoots coming up the end of this month & beginning of next, my first ever. One is a paid job while the other is an exchange of time for portraits. I almost backed out but finally decided to just run with it. My kit is pretty basic but workable, at least for me: Nikon D3300, Nikon AF-S 50mm, Nikon F/1.8G, Nikon 35mm F/1.8G, Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro. I also have one flash, stand, umbrellas and reflectors . Manual is the mode I prefer to shoot in for the time being since it gives me the most control along with using my flash off camera, aperture priority isn't a favorite though other people I know use it.

  28. Stephen Morgan
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    To drive a digger is my wish for this summer lol. Oddly enough some of my favourite images have been ones when I have been just out practising. Same with looking for the perfect partner i guess 🙂

  29. Ranit Dholey
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Best photography channel ever. Love your videos Mike 🙂

  30. Teyaotlani Cruz
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Im actually raise my hand and answer at loud.

  31. Martin Benford
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Awesome! Keep up the good work.

  32. Nonduality
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    My experience is that if you love something enough you'll want to know it in every possible way, and these are good videos in technique. Really, a kind of kama sutra of photographic positions. But the question for the photographer is, Are you "making love" to the scene or just going through the motions?

  33. danijelbrecelj
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    that twist in the end 😀

  34. Hyogail
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    This is so useful! Composition has always been a huge weak point for me (which is a bit embarrassing because I'm a fine artist!). I can't wait to practice this! 🙂

  35. BERLIN SUPER
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    I love your videos. You make becoming a skilled photog feel achievable.

  36. Nathan Crabtree
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Just like my dogs, see a good shot and they move before you have the chance to take it. They give me good practice though.

  37. Victor Of Astora
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Amazing video!

  38. lucia.marginean
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    I just love how playful and creative you are and how you make it seem so easy!

  39. jordanthecat
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Thanks for this approach: how to assess wherever you might be in order to create an interesting photo, instead of just showing what makes some photos look interesting after they've already been taken. I'm downloading your "Ultimate Beginner's Course" at this very moment!

  40. Hasanul Islam
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Thank you. Photography is always my fantasy and recently bought a mirrorless camera. Your videos are really helping.

  41. Flag Ranger
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Always wonderful and rich instruction. Thanks friend.

  42. Dustin Cook
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Thanks Mike! Just picked the hobby up again, and I've really enjoyed your informative and fun videos. I appreciate the time you put in to help us newbies, takes a special kind of person to teach – well!

  43. MaZaHaKa009
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    I love you so much Mike. Your videos are amazing.

  44. giacomo311209
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Thank you a lot for all these amazing videos, I like them a lot! 🙂

  45. Rick Saint John
    November 9, 2018 at 07:10

    Mike, may I suggest that rather than, practice makes perfect, what about practice makes permanent, as in the way that we think around photography. After all we want our thinking to change permanently, don't we.

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