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Circles within circles

Photographing food involves composing plates and bowls, usually round. I find myself constantly placing circles within the rectangle of my crop. Using the rule of thirds, I use odd numbers and offset the arrangements for interesting compositions. on my courses, I encourage students to create fluid and dynamic arrangements with squares and shapes. Try and avoid the regular placing of plates unless for graphic eye-catching styles. Try and create a random placing of the plates as you compose your photograph  more at foodphotographytrainiing


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