Rules of Composition 2

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Rules of Composition 2

  1. 1. Rules of Composition
  2. 2. Composition <ul><li>Composition is all about planning, positioning and arranging elements in a photograph so that the image communicates as powerfully as it can. </li></ul><ul><li>There can be more than one element in a photo </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rule of Thirds <ul><li>The Rule of Thirds is based on the fact that the human eye is naturally drawn to a point about two-thirds up a page. </li></ul><ul><li>Crop your photo so that the main subjects are located around one of the intersection points rather than in the center of the image </li></ul>
  4. 10. Different Angles <ul><li>Get above and below your subject for a different view. </li></ul><ul><li>Capture all views: above, below, left and right. </li></ul><ul><li>Move Around! </li></ul><ul><li>Take more than one photo of your subject </li></ul>
  5. 11. Worms Eye View <ul><li>From below </li></ul><ul><li>Get down on the ground and look up </li></ul><ul><li>Get on the same level (if down low) as your subject </li></ul>
  6. 21. Birds Eye View <ul><li>From above </li></ul><ul><li>Look for ways to get above your subject and look down </li></ul><ul><li>Standing on things (carefully) </li></ul><ul><li>Holding your camera up (and still getting a good shot) </li></ul>
  7. 27. Natural Framing <ul><li>This means to frame the center of interest with objects in the foreground. </li></ul><ul><li>This can give a picture the feeling of depth it needs to make it more than just another snapshot. </li></ul>
  8. 37. Lighting <ul><li>Always be aware of the light sources around you! </li></ul><ul><li>Where you stand changes how the lighting affects the subject </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that the weather outside has an effect on the lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for ugly fluorescent lights on the ceiling </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t backlight your subject unless it adds to the photo </li></ul>
  9. 47. Repetition <ul><li>Elements of the photo repeat. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for people in uniforms, people lined on fences, sitting in rows or standing in a line. </li></ul>
  10. 51. Leading Lines <ul><li>Leading lines are natural objects in a photo that lead to the main subject </li></ul><ul><li>They should draw the readers eye up or across a photo right to a subject </li></ul><ul><li>Just because there are lines in a picture does not make them leading lines! They must have a purpose!! </li></ul>
  11. 54. Photo Assignment #1 (yay!  ) <ul><li>Take 8 photos using the rules of composition </li></ul><ul><li>Use the photos to tell a story about yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that show who you are </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NO “facebook” or “myspace” photos! </li></ul>

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