If you seen my Photography composition guide, you seen that centering a subject is great for composition, if you want to show off symmetry. But if you shoot something like this you have to center it perfectly. If the symmetry is even a little bit off, it will look very distracting in the photo. I always try to find something on the ground, to center the camera on and then use live-view with a grid overlay. Having the camera perfectly in center is a little more important, as if its to the side, it’s much harder to correct it in post-processing.

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken in the La Defense Business district in Paris.
Endless bridge

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  • Technique: Manual blending
  • Number of exposures: 5
  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • Aperture: 5
  • Middle exposure time: 1.3s
  • ISO: 160
  • Tripod used: yes


Where was this photo taken:

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