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Filling the framewill help simplifythe photograph
Notice narrow depth of field
-divided photo into thirds, placing thecenter of interest in intersections.
- static and less interesting (X)
- see the full shadow
University of Auckland, NZ
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 various periods and cultures havefound that dimensionsdetermined by this formulaare aesthetically appealing.
Ansel Adams Andre Kertesz
Gt. Smoky Mountains
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.
repetitive lines to draw viewers attention
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.
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