Ahmed Belal
Photography professor at Scientific College of Design

Creative Photography Composition

Lesson Plan Published 12/2/18 Last updated on 3/2/20

This lesson, Sart with 8 main rules of composition as a basic rule for my students and after this we start our final projects

  • Composition is the start of the photographic process on the creative side.
  • On the technical side we start with light which is the raw material for our image and work with the exposure controls.
  • Composition is the placement of elements within the restriction of the frame of the photo.
  • On a 35mm camera this is a rectangle. On a Twin Lens camera it is a square. In either case, the frame is going to see LESS than our eyes, so the trick is to decide what to point the camera at.
  • A photo has two main parts. First is the subject which is what we take a photo of. Second is treatment which is how that subject is arranged within the frame.
  • Products
    • Photoshop

      Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

    • Lightroom

      The cloud-based photo service for people who love photography.

    Age Levels
    Content Standards
    Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
    ISTE Standards
    Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

    DSLR camera


    CC License
    Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    5 / 5 • 4 Ratings

    Resources (1)

    or Join for free to access materials
    File Size

    Comments (4)

    Write a reply...
    or Join for free to view all comments and participate in the discussion.

    Shafiq Rehman

    Posted on 9/17/19 10:20:08 PM Permalink

    Thanks for sharing

    Julian Watt

    Posted on 6/3/19 3:32:13 AM Permalink

    ​Hi Ahmed

    This is an excellent resource. Thank you for sharing

    Shindee Franco

    Posted on 4/11/19 9:45:23 AM Permalink

    ​thank you so much!

    Ahmed Ali Moselhi

    Posted on 12/22/18 11:32:29 AM Permalink

    Excellent resource, thanx​