<p> In most photography forums or discussion group, including this one , 99% of the content is about equipment. These are certainly important issues. But the topic of composition and methods are far more interesting. <p> Equipments are only means to an end. <p> There are many good books on photographic composition. I many discuss a few key topics in "Composition" and other threads. <p> However there is very little references on the web about composition from oriental viewpoint. I think it may be of interest to present a glimpse here.<p> Over thousands of years, Chinese painting has accumulated an immense amount of theory and principles of composition. <p> Photography as a medium is very different from painting. But many basic philosopy and principles are a good reference to draw upon from which to cultivate a personal style.