Instructions for a Digital Picture (Photograph)

For most situations and intents, the following characteristics describe the qualities of a good photograph.

Qualities of a Good Photograph:

  • The image is in focus.
  • The photograph is free of unwanted elements.
  • Important details have not been unintentionally cut off or obscured.
  • The photograph is not too light or too dark to achieve the photographer's intent.
  • The camera was placed at an appropriate distance to capture a)) of the important details.
  • The subject is not too close to the edge of the picture.
  • The subject is not in the geometrical centre of the picture (except in a formal portrait photograph).
  • More space was left in front of the subject that behind it.
  • When appropriate, the edges of the photograph are parallel to prominent horizontal or vertical lines in the picture.