Photographic CompositionLooking at how different techniques can be usedby photographers to create mood, tone, feelingand how meaning can be created and emphasised.
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To develop basic skills ofimage analysis Learning Objectives To apply image analysis skills to analysis of texts
Photo Composition: Rule of thirdsThis rule states that the main points of interest in a photograph will occur ON or NEAR an intersection of theimage if it were divided into thirds. This example has points of interest at the intersections and has distinct changes at each third of the photo.
Photo Composition: Foreground/BackgroundSome photographs will have a point of interest in theforeground and one in the background which add to the visualdepth of the image.In the photograph above our eyes move between the couple inthe foreground and the unusual building in the backgound.
Photo Composition: Lines & Shapes Photojournalists pay agreat deal of attention to the shapes of objects in their photographs. Including the way linesof objects work together. Notice how that these photos not only make us look along the lines of the bridge and road, but also use the Rule of Thirds.
Photo Composition: Light and Shade Using light and shadow can have a good effect in a photograph. The shadows cancreate mood and tone to a subject. Light andshade can also emphasise or distort shapes of objects
Photo Composition: Cropped and Skewed images An image is said to be cropped if the object photographed does not entirely fit into the frame. This can be used to great effect, as seen here. A skewed image is one that has been taken atan unusual angle. It can emphasise a feeling of disorientation.
Analyse the following imagespaying particular attention to thetechniques we have looked attoday…