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  • 1. Introduction to Digital Photography Composition Part I
  • 2. Photographiccomposition isan expressionof yournatural senseof design.
  • 3. Line … Directional Thrust: Curved, Straight. Horizontal, Vertical, and DiagonalShape … Naturalistic, Geometric. (the Golden Mean)Space / Size …spatial Proportion or ScaleValue … Light, Dark.(Arial Perspective)Color … Hue, Chroma, and Value. ( The Color Wheel)Texture … Rough, Smooth, Soft, Hard.
  • 4. Unity … Ties elements together.Harmony … Within each element and as a whole.Rhythm … Variety and Repetition, pattern.Contrast … Alternation.Dominance … Center of Interest, Focal Point
  • 5.  Simplicity  Focal Point The Rule of Thirds  Movement  Pattern/Repetition Golden Mean  Proportion Lines Balance Framing Mergers
  • 6.  Focal Point Movement Pattern/Repetition Proportion
  • 7.  Unclutter The Rule of Thirds Frame your view Get up close Look for strong lines and shapes
  • 8. -selecting uncomplicated backgrounds- avoiding unrelated subjects Crape myrtle burr
  • 9. SpatialInterestEmpty Space
  • 10. Biltmore Lion
  • 11. Filling the framewill help simplifythe photograph
  • 12. Notice narrow depth of field
  • 13. Imogen Cunningham
  • 14. -divided photo into thirds, placing thecenter of interest in intersections.
  • 15. - static and less interesting (X)
  • 16. - see the full shadow
  • 17. Tahiti
  • 18. University of Auckland, NZ
  • 19. Auckland, NZ
  • 20. London
  • 21. Cades Cove
  • 22. Parthenon
  • 23. Never cut theHorizon in half.Divide sky or waterby thirds.
  • 24. The Golden Mean produces aharmonic effect that is found in nature as well as in awide variety of worksof art. Artists of various periods and cultures havefound that dimensionsdetermined by this formulaare aesthetically appealing.
  • 25. Ansel Adams Andre Kertesz
  • 26. Gt. Smoky Mountains
  • 27. Brassai
  • 28. Diagonal linesadd interest
  • 29. *
  • 30. - path for the eye to follow to the main subject Blueberry Blossoms
  • 31. Follow the diagonal line to the subjectSpring fig leaves
  • 32. A focal point at theend of a ally wayadds interest.
  • 33. Pantheon, Rome
  • 34. repetitive lines to draw viewers attention
  • 35. London
  • 36. Curved line moves the eyethrough the photograph
  • 37. Lines can simplyadd interest andtexture to aphotograph.
  • 38. - triangle adds strongvisual unity to thispicture
  • 39. Triangle adds strong visual unity.
  • 40. Continue to Composition Part II C 2012 Julie Sikes-Speir
  • 41. C 2012 Julie Sikes-Speir