If you have ever gone outside sketching or painting you will know that one of the hardest things is choosing what to draw. You are faced with such a range of subjects and vast panoramas and landscapes, and it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming.
These viewfinders help to solve the problem, and also help to compose the perfect painting.
Using a multi-format viewfinder
This viewfinder can be folded in several ways to create a square format as shown here, or a wide format or a 'normal' rectangular format. Different pictures can be created by folding the flaps in different ways and looking at the same view.
You can download and make a multi-format viewfinder like this from the link below.
Using a cross-hair viewfinder
This viewfinder has cross hairs in it made from cotton strands, and these can help you to position the focal point in the best place for a good composition.
Download and make a cross-hair viewfinder from the link below..
No viewfinder? Then use your hands!
If you have forgotten to take your viewfinder with you, then don't panic. Just crop the scene in front of you with your hands.