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Intro to Photography 03 - Composition

Intro to Photography 03 - Composition

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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 2. COMPOSITION
  • 3. What is Composition?It is a way to LAY OUT ELEMENTS in your photograph that will give itgreater aesthetic appeal.It helps you & your photograph to “tell a story” to your viewers.It conveys your intended meaning to your viewers.A composition that conveys a photographersintended meaning is an effective one. One that doesntor that confuses the viewer is not.
  • 4. What makes aGood Composition? Has a Point of Interest Observes the Rule of Thirds Includes Visual Elements
  • 5. Point of InterestAlways have a Point of Interest. The ONE key element you want your viewers to focus on.
  • 6. No Point of InterestWhere do you look first? Lack of Point of Interest weakens your photograph
  • 7. Rule of ThirdsVisualise dividing your picture a grid of 3 spaces across and 3 below. By placing yourPoint of Interest within the intersecting points or along the grid lines, you areobserving the rule of thirds.
  • 8. Rule of Thirds
  • 9. Rule of Thirds
  • 10. Rule of Thirds
  • 11. Visual ElementsVisual elements help make your composition stronger.Visual elements include: Lines Perspective Texture Patterns Colour Reflections Tones Contrast Speed Scale Framing
  • 12. LinesLines help lead your viewers eye through the photograph
  • 13. Perspective Play with perspective by either going lower than eye level or higher than head level to create interesting compositions
  • 14. TextureTextures such as rust, wood or concrete can help convey your message to theviewer.
  • 15. PatternsRepeating patterns can make for interesting composition.
  • 16. ColourStrong colours are a very useful composition tool.
  • 17. ReflectionsHighly reflective building facades or water puddles are great sources for reflections.
  • 18. TonesTone can be used as a visual element in composition. Tone is when there is a goodrange of highlights and shadow.
  • 19. ContrastContrast can be about highlights/shadows, bright/dark or even old/new shown withinan image, side by side
  • 20. SpeedSuggest speed by using good support and a slow shutter speed. Or freeze your subject inmid motion through good timing & lots of practise!
  • 21. ScaleUse objects such as buildings to lend a sense of scale and give viewers an idea of thesize.
  • 22. FramingBy framing your Point of Interest, all the attention is concentrated on the main part ofthe picture.
  • 23. Putting it TogetherNote Perspective Lines that lead your eye to the framed Point of Interest ofEdinburgh Castle, placed along the top 1/3 of the frame
  • 24. The End