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  • 1. E I G H T T E C H N I Q U E S F O R G R E AT P H O T O G R A P H S
  • 2. The Rule of Thirds cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Maʝicdölphin: http://flickr.com/photos/majicdolphin/ 3258934044/
  • 3. The Rule of Thirds Divide your photo into thirds horizontally and vertically.Try to arrange subjects so that the subject(s) are at intersection points and lines align with guidelines. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Maʝicdölphin: http://flickr.com/photos/majicdolphin/ 3258934044/
  • 4. The Rule of Thirds Divide your photo into thirds horizontally and vertically.Try to arrange subjects so that the subject(s) are at intersection points and lines align with guidelines. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Maʝicdölphin: http://flickr.com/photos/majicdolphin/ 3258934044/
  • 5. Leading/diagonal lines cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Martin Deutsch: http://flickr.com/photos/teflon/ 133554502/
  • 6. Leading/diagonal lines cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Martin Deutsch: http://flickr.com/photos/teflon/ 133554502/ Lines lead the eye towards the subject. Diagonal lines are most interesting.
  • 7. Foreground/Background contrast
  • 8. Foreground/Background contrast The foreground (subject) stands out from the background by being lighter, darker (silhouette) or of a different colour
  • 9. Pattern cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by @Doug88888: http://flickr.com/photos/ doug88888/5891638442/
  • 10. Pattern cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by @Doug88888: http://flickr.com/photos/ doug88888/5891638442/ The photograph consists of a repeating pattern.
  • 11. A pattern can be a particularly effective background to contrast the subject
  • 12. Selective Focus
  • 13. Another technique for contrast of subject and background, the subject is in focus and the background is out of focus. Selective Focus
  • 14. Framing cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Moyan_Brenn: http://flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/ 6365060845/
  • 15. Framing cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Moyan_Brenn: http://flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/ 6365060845/ An object (or objects) are used to form a frame around the subject
  • 16. High/Low Angle cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by boyosep: http://flickr.com/photos/boyosep/ 5394674440/
  • 17. High/Low Angle cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by boyosep: http://flickr.com/photos/boyosep/ 5394674440/ The subject is viewed from above or below
  • 18. Close up The picture is taken close to the subject so that it fills then entire photograph (or beyond)
  • 19. R E C A P
  • 20. R E C A P • Rule of thirds
  • 21. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines
  • 22. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines • Foreground and background contrast
  • 23. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines • Foreground and background contrast • Pattern
  • 24. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines • Foreground and background contrast • Pattern • Selective focus (tough to do with a phone/ipod camera!)
  • 25. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines • Foreground and background contrast • Pattern • Selective focus (tough to do with a phone/ipod camera!) • Framing
  • 26. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines • Foreground and background contrast • Pattern • Selective focus (tough to do with a phone/ipod camera!) • Framing • High or low angle
  • 27. R E C A P • Rule of thirds • Leading/diagonal lines • Foreground and background contrast • Pattern • Selective focus (tough to do with a phone/ipod camera!) • Framing • High or low angle • Get close