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Ever wonder why do some Nature Photographs look better than others? Meta’s Best Nature Photography involves Better Photography Composition! Learn how you can improve your Nature Photography Composition!

The Rule of 3rds is often used by most Nature Photographers, but there’s an even better way to get Your Best Photography Composition...

Meta Gatschenberger, RN, shoots with 24 Megapixel Sony Digital Cameras with Sony and Minolta AF Lenses. Meta’s Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct (Photo: Top) was shot with her Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 Prime Lens mounted on her Sony a77 II Digital Camera.

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The Golden Ratio – The Fibonacci Spiral For Your Best Nature Photography Composition

Use The Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Spiral for Your Best Nature Photography Composition

The Golden Ratio or The Fibonacci Sequence or Phi is found everywhere in Nature; in Sea Shells, Sunflowers, even in Hurricanes. This is a series of numbers where a number is found by adding up the two numbers before it: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55... If you draw an arc in each square, they form The Fibonacci Spiral (Diagram: Below).

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The Golden Ratio can also be used in Nature Photography Composition and in Cropping. The ratio of 1 to 1.618 is often hailed as “The Perfect Number” and can assist in creating Your Best Nature Photography that has a strong composition, which naturally draws your viewer’s eye into your photographs. For The Best Nature Photography Composition, Meta uses a handy Golden Ratio Transparency that fits on her iPhone and the LCD Display of her Sony a77 II Digital Camera.

Renaissance Artists and Designers have used the Fibonacci Sequence and Fibonacci Curves in their work for centuries. You can see this in paintings of the Mona Lisa and in the Last Supper. Logo Designers for Apple and Twitter have used the Fibonacci Curve in their Corporate Logo Designs. The Traditional Banker’s Lamp uses the Fibonacci Curve in the shape of the Green Glass.

Meta remembers the Golden Ratio whenever shooting Her Best Nature Photography (6 Photos: Below). Meta’s Sony a77 II Digital Camera shoots 1.5:1 Ratio Photos (6000x4000 Pixels), so there are sides of the Fibonacci Spiral’s 1.618:1 Ratio don’t line up exactly with the photo size, but as you can see, it works most of the time.

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Meta’s Flaming Azalea (Photo: Top Left), she placed the bottom of the Leaf near the bottom of the Fibonacci Spiral. The Flower begins at the 1.6 Ratio top and bottom lines. The center of the Flower flows upwards with the Fibonacci Spiral.

Meta’s Red-Tailed Hawk (Photo: Top Center), she placed the Hawk’s Eye near the 1.6 Intersecting Lines on the Fibonacci Spiral, avoiding the Traditional Rule of Thirds.

Meta’s Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct (Photo: Top Right), she placed the bottom curve of the Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct near the curve of the Fibonacci Spiral. The man on the bike is at the 1.6 Ratio Line. The mountain top is at the 1.6 Ratio Line. This photography flows naturally from curve of the bridge upwards into the trees.
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Meta’s Golden Sunrise (Photo: Top Left), she placed the Sun near the center of the Fibonacci Spiral. This photography flows naturally from the sun outwards and downwards to the bottom.

Meta’s Bird of Paradise (Photo: Top Center), she placed the Baby Bird’s head near the of center of the Fibonacci Spiral. This photography flows naturally from the baby bird outwards and upwards to the top of the parent’s head.

Meta’s Parkway Pine Tree (Photo: Top Right), she placed the Pine Tree Base near the center of the Fibonacci Spiral. This photography flows naturally from the base of the tree outwards and upwards to the top of the pine tree.

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– Gary Meisner

The Golden Ratio book examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This book – with lay flat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio – features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo.

From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations.

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