Guidelinesof Photo Composition

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Guidelinesof Photo Composition

  1. 1. The Six Rules of Photo Composition By Brittany Negrete 5 th Period
  2. 2. The Rules <ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>The Rule of Thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding Mergers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Simplicity <ul><li>Give center of interest the most attention </li></ul><ul><li>Choose uncomplicated backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Place object of focus slightly of center </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Rule of Thirds <ul><li>It provides four spots to place your center of interest to maintain a good composition </li></ul><ul><li>Placing an object in the exact center can create an unwanted static feeling </li></ul><ul><li>It can result in a more effective photo </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Rule of Thirds
  6. 6. Lines <ul><li>Diagonal lines along with s-shaped curves are dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>It creates a simple and even path to follow the main subject </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lines
  8. 8. Balance <ul><li>Creating geometric shapes and lines help make a well balanced composition </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the colors complement each other like light and dark </li></ul><ul><li>Keep stability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Framing <ul><li>Frame center of interest with objects in the foreground to create a feeling of depth </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an appropriate frame that complements the center of focus </li></ul>
  10. 10. Framing
  11. 11. Avoiding Mergers <ul><li>Look for plain backgrounds before posing subject to avoid mergers </li></ul><ul><li>Get the whole picture </li></ul><ul><li>Near Mergers can steal attention from the center of attention </li></ul>
  12. 12. Credits <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/4622259084/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/4138980286/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanhayag/4951018059/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/4682002869/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunopostigo/4179309234/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kusine/4640507558/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonononian/5080143158/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/atoach/2408471418/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellatrix6/3775918432/ </li></ul>

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