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Better Photography contributor Ignacio Palacios is crowd-funding a copy of his book, 10 Ingredients of Composition Mastery.

Writes Ignacio, "Composition is the backbone of photography and is, in my opinion, the most important photographic element in creating compelling images. At its core, composition is about visual strength. It’s the artful mastery of geometry, order and vision. Composition is control.

"I studied the images of the world’s best photographers, I watched local and global photography competitions (hanging on every word the judges said), I sought out mentors, and I spent countless hours practising and refining my composition craftmanship. These 10 ingredients have been born from this process and are the principles I practice today. I’m sharing these with you because I want to save you from the same heartache, save you time, and hopefully help you become the best photographer you can be. Without further ado, here they are:

  1. Colour
  2. Light
  3. Leading Lines
  4. Balance & Symmetry
  5. Simplicity
  6. Pattern & Rhythm
  7. Contrast
  8. Depth & Perspective
  9. Subject Placement
  10. Breaking the Rules

"Each ingredient may not sound revolutionary at this point, but trust me, if you know how to use each ingredient individually, and then combine them in the right way... magic happens!"

If you're interested in the book, Ignacio invites you to visit

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