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