Composition
and aesthetics
of imagery
      Copyright 2009, David Damico
Texture
Texture
Texture
Texture
Texture.pattern
Hand created or rubbed textures
Color
Color
The Rule of Thirds
Draw a 3x3 grid. Place
important elements of your
composition in relation to the
lines and intercection...
Using the Rule of Thirds produces
balanced pictures. Positioning things
relative to the edges of the grid allows
more cont...
Proximity A way of unifying or segregating separate elements by closeness or distance.
Similar shapes are repeated                         Perfect balance can be static
                         
on both sides ...
Symmetrical balance
Symmetrical balance
Contrast balance (asymetrical)
Contrast balance
Balance-Asymmetrical Dissimilar objects that have equal visual weight or equal eye attraction.
Balance Asymmetrical
Balance by scale A large item can balance out
a smaller one depending on where it is placed.
Focal point An object in the picture draws
attention by emphasis (similar. dissimilar).
Focal Point An overall pattern can cause a lack of a focal point (ex. Campbell soup cans).
Directional Focal point The eyes of this Leopard are a focal
point, leading the viewer to the left edge of the image.
Focus Foreground out of focus-background sharp
Focus background out of focus-foreground sharp
Balance by eye direction When the focal point in a picture draws our attention by
creating a line or flowing toward someth...
Repetition Something repeats in a design to relate those objects together.
Repetition Something repeats in a design to relate those objects together.
Radial balance All elements radiate out from a central point.
Balance by scale/proportion
Scale refers to size. proportion refers to relative size measured against other elements.
Framing Using compositional elements as a natural frame in the picture.
Framing
Vast space Foreground and background create a "window" defining a three dimensional world
Ephemeral space Space that cannot be touched
Space defined by intimate enclosed area contrasting larger space outside
Space-Vertical Elongation A "worms eye view" either from on high or below.
Space-Vertical Elongation A "worms eye view" either from on high or below
Vertical Location When an object is elevated
vertically in the picture indicating distance.
Space-Atmospheric Perspective The use of color or value (light and dark) to show depth
Ansel Adams, 1942
Space-Atmospheric Perspective The use of color or value (light and dark) to show depth.
Linear Perspective Parallel lines receding into a horizon
Linear Perspective Parallel lines receding into a horizon
Linear Perspective Parallel lines receding into a horizon.
Motion Blurring indicates movement
Movement repetition, multiple exposure
Movement Frozen Motion
Movement Op Art
Abstract Image by shooting close up
Abstract Image by shooting close up
Static product Image
Static product Image
You decide the way
to shoot and frame
your images.
Composition
and aesthetics
of imagery
      Copyright 2009, David Damico
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  1. 1. Composition and aesthetics of imagery Copyright 2009, David Damico
  2. 2. Texture
  3. 3. Texture
  4. 4. Texture
  5. 5. Texture
  6. 6. Texture.pattern
  7. 7. Hand created or rubbed textures
  8. 8. Color
  9. 9. Color
  10. 10. The Rule of Thirds Draw a 3x3 grid. Place important elements of your composition in relation to the lines and intercections.
  11. 11. Using the Rule of Thirds produces balanced pictures. Positioning things relative to the edges of the grid allows more control for subject/space emphasis.
  12. 12. Proximity A way of unifying or segregating separate elements by closeness or distance.
  13. 13. Similar shapes are repeated Perfect balance can be static on both sides of the image. and is often called formal. Symmetrical balance
  14. 14. Symmetrical balance
  15. 15. Symmetrical balance
  16. 16. Contrast balance (asymetrical)
  17. 17. Contrast balance
  18. 18. Balance-Asymmetrical Dissimilar objects that have equal visual weight or equal eye attraction.
  19. 19. Balance Asymmetrical
  20. 20. Balance by scale A large item can balance out a smaller one depending on where it is placed.
  21. 21. Focal point An object in the picture draws attention by emphasis (similar. dissimilar).
  22. 22. Focal Point An overall pattern can cause a lack of a focal point (ex. Campbell soup cans).
  23. 23. Directional Focal point The eyes of this Leopard are a focal point, leading the viewer to the left edge of the image.
  24. 24. Focus Foreground out of focus-background sharp
  25. 25. Focus background out of focus-foreground sharp
  26. 26. Balance by eye direction When the focal point in a picture draws our attention by creating a line or flowing toward something such as eyes, edges, landscape etc.
  27. 27. Repetition Something repeats in a design to relate those objects together.
  28. 28. Repetition Something repeats in a design to relate those objects together.
  29. 29. Radial balance All elements radiate out from a central point.
  30. 30. Balance by scale/proportion Scale refers to size. proportion refers to relative size measured against other elements.
  31. 31. Framing Using compositional elements as a natural frame in the picture.
  32. 32. Framing
  33. 33. Vast space Foreground and background create a "window" defining a three dimensional world
  34. 34. Ephemeral space Space that cannot be touched
  35. 35. Space defined by intimate enclosed area contrasting larger space outside
  36. 36. Space-Vertical Elongation A "worms eye view" either from on high or below.
  37. 37. Space-Vertical Elongation A "worms eye view" either from on high or below
  38. 38. Vertical Location When an object is elevated vertically in the picture indicating distance.
  39. 39. Space-Atmospheric Perspective The use of color or value (light and dark) to show depth
  40. 40. Ansel Adams, 1942 Space-Atmospheric Perspective The use of color or value (light and dark) to show depth.
  41. 41. Linear Perspective Parallel lines receding into a horizon
  42. 42. Linear Perspective Parallel lines receding into a horizon
  43. 43. Linear Perspective Parallel lines receding into a horizon.
  44. 44. Motion Blurring indicates movement
  45. 45. Movement repetition, multiple exposure
  46. 46. Movement Frozen Motion
  47. 47. Movement Op Art
  48. 48. Abstract Image by shooting close up
  49. 49. Abstract Image by shooting close up
  50. 50. Static product Image
  51. 51. Static product Image
  52. 52. You decide the way to shoot and frame your images.
  53. 53. Composition and aesthetics of imagery Copyright 2009, David Damico

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