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Good books to learn photographic composition from?
Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?

http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/discuss/72157628295763237/

This is my solution to a 'tell a story in 5 frames' assignment I got. I was really struggeling with the composition, feeling that there are some hidden, mystic rules I don't understand. I'd be happy for your advice about -

  1. Improvments for this specific work
  2. A few tips or general guidelines for composition?
  3. Directions for where and how to learn composition?
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marked as duplicate by dpollitt, Imre, ahockley, jrista Dec 10 '11 at 23:55

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composition-basics – mattdm Dec 6 '11 at 0:43
    
I think this is too broad. See the FAQYour questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much. – mattdm Dec 6 '11 at 2:22
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That said, Michael Freeman's blog has a lot of great stuff on composition for storytelling. michaelfreemanphotography.com/blog – mattdm Dec 6 '11 at 2:44
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Even though the question is rather broad I don't think he deserved a downvote. Someone is a bit too keen on downvoting around here. – user7226 Dec 6 '11 at 8:47
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@Roy. It would probably be better if your rephrased your question to ask specific points about each of your images in the series. – user7226 Dec 6 '11 at 8:51
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Some advice I used to improve my eye for composition:

  • Forget all rules, learn to be creative (as Ansel Adams once said: There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. on wiki quote)
  • Read different kind of photography books.
  • Look at a lot of images

Ansel Adams' quote inspired me the most. At first, I was relying too much on rules or guide lines and got constrained by them.

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