▶Following composition canenhance your photo. It helps takemore compelling photos, it hasnatural balance, and can drawattention to the main subject, orlead your viewer’s eyes into theimage. It combines differentelements together.
(2) (1) Imagining your image is(3) divided into 9 equal segments by 2 horizontal & vertical lines. It balances your photo and creates a more interesting effect. (1) is sectioned off to the left and focuses on the dandelion. (2) is sectioned off to the left and focuses on the flower. (3) is sectioned off to the right and focuses on the card.
(1) (2) The subject is off center like the rule of thirds. There is also a background that goes with the subject, but the background is ‘less important.’ (1)‘s main subject is the tree bark, and the background is the tree branch. (2) focuses on branch with leaves and has a background of many other braches with leaves. (3) has a main focus of the Sargent Park sign, and has a background of a part of the school and a flag. (3)
(2) (1) ▶Lines affect the way you see the image by pulling you(3) towards the subject or a journey through the scene. There are different types of lines, straight, diagonal etc. All these images pulls you toward itself and makes you go on a ‘journey’ through the scene. (1) has straight lines. (2) has straight lines. (3) has wavy lines.
(1) (2)▶ There are natural and man-made (3)patterns surrounding us. They can enhanceyour image by catching compositions. Theyare in places where you least expect it. Itbreaks the symmetry or pattern in some way,and makes a focal point to the scene. All myimages contain symmetry and patterns. (1) hassymmetry right down the middle and haspatterns of squares. (2) has symmetry throughthe middle and has the doors as a pattern. (3)has symmetry right through the middle andhas the lockers as a pattern.
(2)(1) ▶The view point of an image has a(3) great impact on our photo. You can shoot pictures from eye level, from the side, the ground, etc. (1) is taken from a ground level, having the camera face up. (2) is taken from a side view. (3) is taken from the ground, as it shows detail of the rocks and dirt.
(2) (1) (3)▶The background is not affectingmain subject of the photo. Thebackground is plain, and does notdistract or detract from the subject.(1)’s main focus is on the fire alarm,with a white background. (2)’s mainfocus is the 3, with a white background. (3)’s main focus is the shapestencil with a white background.
(1)(3) (2) ▶Creating depth in a photo occurs when there are objects in the foreground, middle ground, and back ground. (1) has bricks, more bricks then a part of a building. (2) has lines, more lines, and a part of a wall. (3) has monkey bars, a pole, and a part of a school.
(1) (2) ▶There are natural frames around us like trees and holes. Placing the surroundings around the main subject helps focuses its attention to it. It naturally draws your eye to the main point of interests. (1) uses trees to focus on the cars. (2) uses lockers to focus on the people in the hallway. (3) has trees that frame the sides and has the main focus of the lake.(3)
▶The main subject is cropped tightto eliminate the background. Itensures that the subject has theviewers attention. (1) focuses on theboxes, and blurs on the background.(2) focuses on the volleyball, andblurs on the background. (3) focuseson the card and blurs out theremaining cards in the background.
(2) (1)▶Basically a picture of anything. Thesephotos here have different view points,and also can be a part of rule of thirds.(1) has a viewpoint of looking up, andis sectioned off to the right. (2) has aviewpoint of looking upwards as well (3)and is sectioned to the left. (3) has anoblique view point, and does not havea busy background.