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Photography as a Visual Language

Photography is a visual language. By learning and applying the visual language of photography, you can become a good, and maybe even a great photographer, regardless of what equipment you are using.


Photography is an easiest medium that helps people to communicate effectively, what they find beautiful moment and important social messages in their daily life. It’s have their own individual ability to communicate small moments of life there time less expressions, reactions which change the artist moods to explore visual communication expression such as joy, sorrow, humility, or wonder.

Photographing is like exploring number of different location through your camera and that is why I say that photography is a dynamic medium ( from landscape to macro) etc. photography has different shapes that we engaged with the world and that is why the photographer looks this world differently.

There are four basic way of how our image is

  • Vantage way:

 Shooting from different angles like sometime standing, sitting or lying down on the ground to get vantage point to explore your subject. Try to interact with your subject from different angles and   distance to distinguish your photos from straight eye level

  • Framing:

 Framing describe what we position in our frame. Framing are the photographic element that can be use to lead the viewers eyes into  the frame focusing them on a particular point. Frames provide a sense of depth and a path for the eyes to explore.

  • Optical:

 The light passes through glass or lens or some device to draw the image.

  • Time:

 Time is operate from two levels one when we choose to expose the image and second how to use shutter speed to determine how long our image is expose.

Photography is  depends on light but also relies on a visual message that you are conveying to the viewers. Photographs capture an event and that instance that is frozen in time can communicate a story. Let’s take a look at some elements that make up the language of photography.

  1. Light:

What makes a photographs unique and attractive to the eyes is the distribution of that light- shadows, highlights, and varying levels of warmth and tone evoke emotions when viewing then, emotionally investing you to the picture you re viewing.


Composition is all about the balancing of various element within the frame. Its includes colors, tones and texture.  This is because of the composition  where snapshot on phone is differentiate from great shots. In order to create good composition you need to plan it out where you place element within frame before you take a shot. Sometimes the photographers seeing the shots in the heads before he actually going to shot.

The composition rule that every photographer knows and for a very good reason: it’s simple and it works good among photographers and one of the key composition rules that many photographer use to enhance their work and that is ‘rules of third

Rules of third:

The basic idea of rules of third  is that it divides your camera’s frame into thirds along the lines to make the composition work better. One third from the top, one third from the button and one third from both sides.  The rules of third is an awesome rules that help you create impactful composition and develop your perception about how to photographs creativity. To me it’s the basic rules that you develop your mind to unleash the creativity. Talk about composition, I really love this rule because its very simple and easy to use concept understand and improve your work.


In photographing,when framing your subject you are going to capture the attention of the viewer and maker than see subject focus of your photo. By observing your subject and taking photos in seconds can tell a different visual story

Light color:

The colors in photograph tells the visual story by using color to your advantage. Warm and bold colors can grab our attention and can make your photographs more interesting and visually stunning. Try to use different colors.

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