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Shapes And Lines

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Shapes And Lines

  1. 1. Photographic Elements Part II: Lines & Shapes
  2. 2. Implied Lines  Not actual lines  Created by positioning of objects  The main type of line Lines  Created by the subject  Provide moods/emotion
  3. 3. Examples:  Trees  Buildings  Others??? Vertical Lines  Strength  Dignity  Grandeur
  4. 4. Examples:  Flat Lake  Meadow  Others??? Horizontal Lines  Calm  Tranquility  Peacefullness
  5. 5. Examples:  Runner  Mountain  Others??? * Diagonal lines can be easily created by tilting the camera Diagonal Lines  Force  Energy  Motion
  6. 6. Examples:  Bend in a river  Garden Pathway The Curve  Beauty  Charm
  7. 7. Examples:  The female body  Meandering creek  Others??? The “S” Curve  “The Line of Beauty”  Elastic  Graceful  Alive
  8. 8. Examples:  Old fence running into barn  Train tracks converging on engine  Others??? A Leading Line  Takes eye to subject  Must have an end point
  9. 9. Other Implied Lines  Circle: Activity  Triangle: strength and dignity  Radii: into or out of center  L-Shape: Good for Framing
  10. 10. Examples: Shape vs. Form  Shape - 2-dimensional - Identification Form -3-dimensional -Lighting is key
  11. 11. Coming Up Next…  Colors  Lighting

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