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Photographic Composition

  1. 1. Photography in Education TECH2113 Dr. Alaa Sadik Department of Instructional & Learning Technologies [email_address]
  2. 2. Part 2 Shooting Week 7 Photographic Composition
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most good pictures are not the result of a fortunate accident! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Defining Photographic Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Generally the term composition means </li></ul><ul><li>“ putting together”. </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic composition is simply the selection and arrangement of subjects (elements) within the picture area. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Good composition allow photographer to convey messages and emotions through the images. </li></ul><ul><li>Effective photo composition is made by: </li></ul><ul><li>Placing objects in appropriate positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing an appropriate point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting for the opportune moment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Rules of composition </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>Visual cropping </li></ul><ul><li>Angle of the view </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective (scale) </li></ul><ul><li>Moving in close </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Diagonal lines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine there are lines dividing the image into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, essentially dividing your image into nine equal-shaped blocks. </li></ul><ul><li>Frame your subject at one of the intersection points instead of in the center of the viewfinder. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Visual cropping </li></ul><ul><li>Crop your photos visually before you take them. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove, or crop, the elements you don't need from your photos simply by moving closer to your subject, zooming in on your subject, or moving your subject within the viewfinder. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Balance is correct combination of colors, shapes, and areas of light and dark that complement one another . </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your subject and capture it from an angle, viewpoint, or even time of day that focuses attention on the subject. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Action in photography refers to the state of capturing active subjects or elements while moving. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Diagonal lines </li></ul><ul><li>Diagonal lines rule is an effective way of drawing the eye of those viewing an image into it and to the main focal point. </li></ul><ul><li>The lines could be the shape of a path, a line of trees, a fence, river or any other feature in an image. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Different photo compositions </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting portrait </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting different angles of view </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting panoramic </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting in macro </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting lightning </li></ul>
  13. 13. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Different photo compositions </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting sunsets </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting at night </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting actions </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting hard-to-focus subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Creative shots </li></ul>
  14. 14. Photographic Composition <ul><li>Different photo compositions </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Please complete the missing slides </li></ul><ul><li>[ define , find example and provide tips for good composing ] </li></ul>
  15. 15. Photographic Composition <ul><li>2. Portrait </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Portrait is a representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Photographic Composition <ul><li>2. Composing a Good Portrait </li></ul><ul><li>Tips! </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame with your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep eyes in the upper third. </li></ul><ul><li>Use framing to concentrate all attention on your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Create texture. </li></ul><ul><li>Change your angles. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Photographic Composition <ul><li>4. Panoramic view </li></ul>
  18. 18. Photographic Composition <ul><li>5. Macro </li></ul>
  19. 19. Discussions & Notes for - the mid-term exam - photo repository