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Basic elements of photographic composition

Basic elements of photographic composition

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Imagemaven Composition 2009 Imagemaven Composition 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • Take Better Pictures
  • Take Better Pictures ~Composition~
  • “Good composition is the strongest way of seeing.” Edward Weston
  • RULE OF THIRDS Comes from painting and graphic arts. Used as a guide for positioning key elements in a frame.
  • RULE OF THIRDS Place important elements at the intersection points,
  • RULE OF THIRDS Place important elements at the intersection points,
  • RULE OF THIRDS Place important elements at the intersection points,
  • RULE OF THIRDS Place important elements at the intersection points,
  • RULE OF THIRDS Place important elements at the intersection points,
  • RULE OF THIRDS or along the sides, top and bottom of the grid.
  • RULE OF THIRDS or along the sides, top and bottom of the grid.
  • RULE OF THIRDS or along the sides, top and bottom of the grid.
  • RULE OF THIRDS or along the sides, top and bottom of the grid.
  • RULE OF THIRDS or along the sides, top and bottom of the grid.
  • RULE OF THIRDS Try to avoid placing your subject in the middle.
  • RULE OF THIRDS Try to avoid placing your subject in the middle. X
  • RULE OF THIRDS
  • RULE OF THIRDS
  • RULE OF THIRDS
  • RULE OF THIRDS
  • RULE OF THIRDS also works for verticals
  • RULE OF THIRDS also works for verticals
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • FILL THE FRAME
  • SIMPLICITY
  • SIMPLICITY
  • SIMPLICITY
  • SIMPLICITY
  • SIMPLICITY
  • FRAMING
  • FRAMING
  • FRAMING
  • S-CURVE
  • S-CURVE
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • LEADING LINES
  • ANGLES
  • ANGLES
  • ANGLES
  • ANGLES
  • ANGLES
  • ANGLES
  • POINT of VIEW
  • POINT of VIEW
  • POINT of VIEW
  • POINT of VIEW
  • POINT of VIEW
  • POINT of VIEW
  • POINT of VIEW
  • SUMMARY
  • Composition
  • Composition ‣ Rule of Thirds
  • Composition ‣ Rule of Thirds ‣ Fill the Frame
  • Composition ‣ Rule of Thirds ‣ Fill the Frame ‣ Simplicity
  • Composition ‣ Rule of Thirds ‣ Fill the Frame ‣ Simplicity ‣ Framing
  • Composition
  • Composition ‣ S Curve
  • Composition ‣ S Curve ‣ Leading Lines
  • Composition ‣ S Curve ‣ Leading Lines ‣ Angles
  • Composition ‣ S Curve ‣ Leading Lines ‣ Angles ‣ Point of View
  • Are these rules? • Compositional elements are not hard and fast rules • It is sometimes okay to put things in the centre of your frame, resulting in symmetry
  • There are more! • These are not the only compositional elements • You may also wish to research: symmetry, balance, transparency, layering, figure ground & colour
  • About Marlene Hielema Marlene Hielema is a photographer and educator in Calgary, Alberta. She teaches photography at SAIT, plus she designs and delivers seminars on the practical uses of photography in corporate communications.