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Rules of composition


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Rules of composition

  1. 1. Rules of Composition By Louise Crux
  2. 2. Leading Lines Leading Lines are meant to lure the person deeper in to the picture or an important subject. Weather the lines straight, curved or any other way they are great at encouraging interest to the picture. Things such as roads and fences, however there are endless things that could be used.
  3. 3. Keeping it simple The method of taking a simple photo is to keep the information simple. If the main subject is up close in the picture then the background should be very simple to avoid directions when some else is looking at the picture. Try to keep uninteresting objects out of the frame that may cause a distraction to the main subject, however any lines or any other objects may distract the persons eye so it’s best to avoid this as much as possible.
  4. 4. Rule of Thirds <ul><li>The method of R.O.T is that the frame is divided into three both vertical and horizontal. When the horizontal and vertical lines intersected it makes a more suitable place for the parts that more important in your picture. </li></ul><ul><li>With the row of three it helps the picture achieve to be more interesting besides keeping it in the center, so avoiding the center will make the picture more interesting. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Framing <ul><li>The framing focuses on one thing when taking a picture and that is something that makes the frame in a picture. </li></ul><ul><li>When using framing it is the tactic by using your natural surroundings such as windows, doors etc., to add more meaning to a subject. </li></ul><ul><li>During the course of framing as the main subject it is in your own doing that need to very careful that you shouldn’t focus on one part of your framing subject. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The method of balance is where two of the same objects contrast each other. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>- Big and Small. </li></ul><ul><li>Dark and Light. </li></ul><ul><li>Shadows contrasting against the light. </li></ul>Balance