Strong images only come about through a combination of technical excellence and thorough composition. While there is plenty of technical advice, photographers often turn to fine-art sources for the so-called rules of composition. This book, however, acknowledges photographys quite different dynamic and offers a contemporary approach to composition more suited to the medium. The second edition of Basics Photography 01: Composition is divided into six core chapters covering the historical background and personal motivation, the formal elements of composition, how to organise space and time within the photographic frame, how to apply composition in real-world situations and, beyond that, how to use the ideas presented in the book to create original, compelling images through an active and enquiring approach to composition. The Basics Photography series from AVA Publishings Academia list comprises a collection of titles including: Lighting, Composition, Capturing Colour, Post- Production Black & White, Post-Production Colour, Working in Black & White and Exposure. Easily accessible and highly readable, the books clearly explain and explore fundamental photographic concepts; they are fully indexed and illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, building to provide an essential introduction to the subject.