Photographic Elements
Part II: Lines & Shapes
Implied Lines
 Not actual lines
 Created by positioning of
objects
 The main type of line
Lines
 Created by the subjec...
Examples:
 Trees
 Buildings
 Others???
Vertical Lines
 Strength
 Dignity
 Grandeur
Examples:
 Flat Lake
 Meadow
 Others???
Horizontal Lines
 Calm
 Tranquility
 Peacefullness
Examples:
 Runner
 Mountain
 Others???
* Diagonal lines can be easily
created by tilting the camera
Diagonal Lines
 Fo...
Examples:
 Bend in a river
 Garden Pathway
The Curve
 Beauty
 Charm
Examples:
 The female body
 Meandering creek
 Others???
The “S” Curve
 “The Line of Beauty”
 Elastic
 Graceful
 Ali...
Examples:
 Old fence running into barn
 Train tracks converging on engine
 Others???
A Leading Line
 Takes eye to subj...
Other Implied Lines
 Circle: Activity
 Triangle: strength and
dignity
 Radii: into or out of
center
 L-Shape: Good for...
Examples:
Shape vs. Form
 Shape
- 2-dimensional
- Identification
Form
-3-dimensional
-Lighting is key
Coming Up Next…
 Colors
 Lighting
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  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • In this picture the point of interest is the Gargoyle.
  • Shapes And Lines

    1. 1. Photographic Elements Part II: Lines & Shapes
    2. 2. Implied Lines  Not actual lines  Created by positioning of objects  The main type of line Lines  Created by the subject  Provide moods/emotion
    3. 3. Examples:  Trees  Buildings  Others??? Vertical Lines  Strength  Dignity  Grandeur
    4. 4. Examples:  Flat Lake  Meadow  Others??? Horizontal Lines  Calm  Tranquility  Peacefullness
    5. 5. Examples:  Runner  Mountain  Others??? * Diagonal lines can be easily created by tilting the camera Diagonal Lines  Force  Energy  Motion
    6. 6. Examples:  Bend in a river  Garden Pathway The Curve  Beauty  Charm
    7. 7. Examples:  The female body  Meandering creek  Others??? The “S” Curve  “The Line of Beauty”  Elastic  Graceful  Alive
    8. 8. Examples:  Old fence running into barn  Train tracks converging on engine  Others??? A Leading Line  Takes eye to subject  Must have an end point
    9. 9. Other Implied Lines  Circle: Activity  Triangle: strength and dignity  Radii: into or out of center  L-Shape: Good for Framing
    10. 10. Examples: Shape vs. Form  Shape - 2-dimensional - Identification Form -3-dimensional -Lighting is key
    11. 11. Coming Up Next…  Colors  Lighting

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