Line/Patterns of Line:An Element of Design Digital Photography Unit Ms Gregory Elementary Connected Classrooms
Learning Intentions To learn about the elements of design, specifically, line. To see and capture the element of line in photographs. To use the element of line to create powerful images with digital photography.
Line is One of the Elements and Principles of Design Part of the Visual Arts Curriculum Used by artists/photographers to make their art/photos stronger, more powerful The ‘language’ of the visual arts Line is simplest of all the Elements of Design Early mark-making
Line In art, line is defined as a moving dot suggest rhythm, create patterns, indicate directions and show structure
Line can simply be an edge
Any series of lines creates pattern
Line as Direction line helps the viewer's eye travel around the picture lines say, "Go here. Look at that. Stop. Move on."
Line as Connection straight, curved, bent or zig-zagged, it goes from one place to another
Line as Structure Line can divide a photograph into smaller areas Provides a basis to support the other elements and link them together.
Line can show Depth/Space…
…distance and perspective
Your assignment: Line/Patterns of Lines Take several photos of lines and/or patterns of lines. Use the lesson ideas to help you ‘see’. Remember rule of thirds and other tips from the last two lessons. Remember to behave appropriately if outside of the classroom. We’ll upload and share out after 30 minutes!
References All photos accessed February 15, 2011 from Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48977901@N00/163433839/ The arch http://www.flickr.com/photos/b_g/1300681859/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Guitar http://www.flickr.com/photos/68136468@N00/754106889/ http://asperados.byus.net/home/board/tt/1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/69108241@N00/155398975/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Line as pattern: Crossing http://www.flickr.com/photos/35211570@N00/99446948/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/38917708@N00/474143774/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/886515302/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Sea Defense http://www.flickr.com/photos/66656285@N00/1557000314/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmacorig/133740226/sizes/o/in/photostream/