The greatest boon of studying design is applying the concepts to photography.
- How to design a frame (composition is designating what is of importance to you in the frame).
- Dynamic design (dynamic composition concepts)
- The aesthetics of your photo (color combinations or black and white) and post-processing styles, etc.
To design: to designate. If you designate what you show is important (you designate and select the subject-matter and what to and what *NOT* to photograph) and you also design the composition (you designate what you find is beautiful or not in a frame).
A designer seeks to beautify the world, by creating beautiful things.
As a photographer, you do the same — you desire to create beautiful images, and bring them into the world!