03-COMPOSITION

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Photography "Rules" demonstrated visually. We only partially covered this in class Tuesday Night.

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03-COMPOSITION

  1. 1. Skills to turn good pictures into Great Photos!
  2. 2. COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES • Rules of Thirds • Quadrants, Focus, Horizon • Direction • Proximity • Color • Knowing when to Break the Rules
  3. 3. 1. Divide the image into horizontal “thirds” and vertical “thirds” 2. Place focal point of image on one of the 4 intersects 3. Use other intersects, and the horizontal/vertical plane if possible 3 Steps
  4. 4. 1) “Quadrant” Rule ofThirds
  5. 5. 1) “Quadrant” Rule ofThirds
  6. 6. 1. Focal area of image takes up 1/3 total space. 2. Closest 1/3 of the image is in focus 2 Focal rules
  7. 7. 2) “Focal” Rule ofThirds
  8. 8. 1. Split zones into thirds. 2. 2/3 land + 1/3 sky, or visa versa. 2 applications
  9. 9. 3) “Landscape” Rule ofThirds
  10. 10. 1. Don’t center the image. 2. Leave open space in the direction the subject is moving or looking Proximity
  11. 11. 4) Direction Rules
  12. 12. 1. Be close to your subject. 2. Place Distance between your subject, & the background Proximity
  13. 13. 4) Proximity Rules

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