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• 1. Composition Rules
• 2. Focal Point Your composition must have something in it that stands out from the rest of the background. It can be  Size  Color  Converging lines  Placement on the page
• 3. Lines to create focal point
• 4. Rule of Thirds Divide your composition into 3 equal parts, either vertically
• 5. Rule of Thirds …or horizontally
• 6. Rule of Thirds Your focalpoint is located ON one of the thirds’ lines
• 7. Rule of Thirds Or……..
• 8. Rule of Thirds
• 9. Rule of Thirds
• 10. Rule of Thirds
• 11. Rule of Thirds
• 12. Rule of Thirds
• 13. Rule of Thirds
• 14. To Review Rule of Thirds Divide the picture either vertically or horizontally into 3 equal parts The focal point will rest on one of the dividers THIS COMPOSITION DOES NOT MEAN 3 OBJECTS IN 1 PICTURE
• 15. Diagonal Composition Your eye should be drawn from one corner to the opposite corner
• 16. Diagonal
• 17. Diagonal
• 18. Diagonal
• 19. Diagonal
• 20. Diagonal
• 21. Formal Balance Equal weight of objects Or A Mirror image
• 22. Formal Balance
• 23. Formal Balance A mirror image
• 24. Formal Balance
• 25. Formal Balance
• 26. Formal Balance
• 27. Formal Balance
• 28. Formal Balance
• 29. Formal Balance
• 30. Informal Balance Large and small focal point that is in some way joined
• 31. Informal Balance
• 32. Informal Balance
• 33. Informal Balance
• 34. Informal Balance
• 35. Golden Triangle Draw an imaginary diagonal
• 36. Golden Triangle From the opposite corner, drop a line that will give you a 90 degree angle
• 37. Golden Triangle Your focal point will be small and at the intersection of the 2 lines
• 38. Golden Triangle
• 39. Golden Triangle A simpler way to understand this is to draw both a vertical and horizontal rule of thirds…….
• 40. Golden Triangle Your focal point is going to be located on 1 but only 1 of the intersections
• 41. Or………..
• 42. Or…….
• 43. Or………
• 44. Golden Triangle
• 45. Golden Triangle
• 46. High Key The focal point and the background are both light or white
• 47. High Key
• 48. High Key
• 49. High Key
• 50. High Key
• 51. Low Key Dark subject with a dark background
• 52. Low Key
• 53. Low Key