- Composition--Introduces the basic concepts related to exposure: design, color, and focus.
- Simplicity--Keep your composition simple.
- Styles of Composition--we can think of composition as a continuum between two poles, based on the relationship between the foreground and background.
- Visual Elements of Composition--learning to see a photograph when looking at a scene.
- Arrangement--Compositional design begins with your arrangement of visual elements.
- Balance--How is it that in some photographs all the elements just seem like they're in the right place?
- Rule of Thirds, Part 1: Spaces--Here I introduce the concept of the rule of thirds and consider the spaces created by the grid.
- Rule of Thirds, Part 2: Lines--Here I continue discussing the concept of the rule of thirds and consider the lines of the grid.
- Rule of Thirds, Part 3: Points--Here I consider the points of intersection on the rule of thirds grid.
- Rule of Thirds, Part 4: Breaking It--Here I look at good reasons to break the rule of thirds.
- Lines--Here I consider the value of using lines to help compose your images.
- Curves--Here I consider the value of designing compositions using curves.
- Repetition--The value of repetition in your composition. The value of repetition in your composition.
- Radial Patterns--The value of radial patterns, such as those found in flowers, in composition.
- Framing--Setting depth or context for your photographs with framing.
- Abstract Compositions--throw caution to the wind and go abstract.
- Multiple Exposures--Film SLRs and some DSLRs
- Texture--Making use of various textures in your compositions.
- Horizons--How to keep the horizon level in your landscape photos.
- Color or B&W--How to decide when to choose one over the other.
- Basic Color Theory--learning to arrange colors in your compositions.
- Getting the Most out of B&W.
- Monochromatic Compositions--composing images using just one color.
- Warm and Cool Compositions--learning to make the most out of the color temperature of your images.
- White Balance--setting your camera to account for the differences in the color of light so you can correctly display the colors in your photograph.
- Depth of Field--learning how to control how much of your photograph will be in focus.
- Angle of View--learning how your angle viewing the subject can affect focus and depth of field.
- Shooting at Eye Level--learning to get your camera to eye level on portraits.
- Sharpness--learning what makes for blurry photographs and how to correct for those problems.
- Selecting Focus--choosing what you want in and out of focus.
- Panning--get moving objects sharp and create motion blur in stationary objects.
- Soft Focus--choosing to have most if not all of your photograph less than sharp.