Category Archives: Composition

Applying the Pareto Principle to Photography

Back in 1906 Wilfred Pareto created a mathematical formula that he used to explain the uneven distribution of wealth in Italy. Over time that formula became known as the Pareto Principle. Through the years it has been used to describe a wide range of situations. At its core Pareto Principle contains the 80/20 rule. It means that 80% of an outcome is created by 20% of the activities or inputs. This article discusses applying the Pareto Principle photography. Continue reading Applying the Pareto Principle to Photography

Focal length and depth-of-field

As photographers we spend time considering how we want to compose an image. We often think about balance, leading lines, ‘rule of thirds’ and depth-of-field. Typically we associate aperture settings with depth-of-field. One of the factors we sometimes overlook is how lens focal length and depth-of-field are related. Continue reading Focal length and depth-of-field