Framing and FormFraming and Form
A compositionA composition
Find images that deal primarily with the
issue of formal structure, or how a
photograph is “put together.”
• Think about your subject matter.
• What will you photograph?
• What interests you?
RULE OF THIRDSRULE OF THIRDS
The rule of thirds helps you create
more interesting compositions.
Imagine two horizontal and two
vertical lines equally dividing your
shot, then place subjects on the lines
or where they intersect with each
Place your horizon on the top or
bottom line to add emphasis to the
ground or to the sky respectively.
In learning how to use the rule of thirds the mostIn learning how to use the rule of thirds the most
important questions to be asking of yourself are:important questions to be asking of yourself are:
What are the points of interest in this shot?What are the points of interest in this shot?
Where am I intentionally placing them?Where am I intentionally placing them?
For Next Class:
• Photograph 25-30 images that represent a good sense of
composition/rule of thirds.
• All photographs MUST be taken over the next five days. Do not
use old photos that you have previously taken and do not use
photos from the Internet. All photos must be current and taken by
• Subject matter: whatever you choose – think about your composition.
Don’t take the photo to “take the photo” You will be graded on effort,
composition, subject matter and use of photoshop tools.
Bring to class: All images on your camera + the cords to download
them to the computer or bring all images on a jump drive to download to