(Photo by Zhuokang Jia)

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length 16mm
Shutter 20 Seconds
Aperture f/22
ISO 100


When photographing landscapes, there are many ways to compose a picture. Among them, the “contrast method” is also a very useful composition. There are many types of contrast, including light and darkness, size, distance, height, meaning, and color. An easy-to-find contrast is like this photo. A light illuminates the wall into orange. Through the water surface and the blue of the nearby rocks, a “warm color” and “cold color” contrast is formed. This can add a focus to the photo and highlight the theme you want to express.

Next time you shoot, try to find a composition with “contrast”!

Extended Reading: Introduction to Composition Techniques