Lines Lines are powerful pieces of art, they are used to draw the eye into predisposed patterns. They are important tools that when used properly, force the viewer to look where the artist wants them to, allowing the picture to be interpreted properly. Both photographs were found by searching lines photography.Photo 1: http://www.takegreatpictures.com/app/web root/content/2010_images/2007/07/31/line s_photography_1.jpgPhoto2: http://blog.dreamlabsolutions.com/image.ax d?picture=2008%2F10%2Frailway.jpg
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Light Light is used in photography to highlight select areas while subjugating others to live in the background. This technique casts shadows on an area that will protrude more when dark, and lead to greater contrast.Both photos were found by searchinglight photographyPhoto 1:http://webdesignledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/lighting_photography_25.jpgPhoto 2:http://www.photosfan.com/images/light-photography1.jpg
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Positive and Negative SpacePositive and Negative space isthe ultimate in forcing the eyeto focus on an area specifiedby the photographer. Byhighlighting these areas theviewer is able to distinguishwhat the photographerintends on showing. Both photos were found by searching positive and negative space in photography Photo 1: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2834342023_bde8a 32d90.jpg Photo 2: http://tutorial9.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2008/10/ negative-space-balance.jpg
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