September 17, 2017
If you want to capture better images you have to understand good composition.
“My camera is such a piece of shit.” That’s what I told myself after spending an entire day shooting less than thrilling images for a class. I’d go home, offload my media, and gasp in horror at just how amateurish it all looked. “That’s f**king it. I’m buying a new camera.” But the problem wasn’t with my camera; it was with my ability to compose dynamic and beautiful images that told stories. This is an issue many filmmakers struggle with all throughout their careers but in this video, photographer Evan 5ps shows us how to correct some of the most common compositional mistakes, as well as how to completely avoid them altogether.
The mistakes Evan mentions in the video are supremely important for every filmmaker to know and understand because they form the foundation of aesthetics. So, let’s talk about some of the core compositional concepts that these errors affect.