Just before we start the session, the Learners have 5 minutes to take a number of photographs between themselves.
A great photograph can communicate to the viewer in many different ways. You can improve your photography by learning a few simple rules.
The first and perhaps the most important guideline is simplicity . Look at ways to give the centre of interest in your pictures the most visual attention, one way is to select uncomplicated backgrounds that will not steal attention from your subjects.
Before you snap the picture, imagine your picture area divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The intersections of these imaginary lines suggest four options for placing the center of interest for good composition. The option you select depends upon the subject and how you would like that subject to be presented.
Another way to strengthen a composition, especially landscapes, is to use materials near you in your foreground and include them in your photograph around two or more of the edges to create a sort of &quot;frame&quot;.
The Triangle When you take a photograph in a rectangular frame, basing the composition on a triangle that goes from any one corner to the two opposite sides, like this diagram, is always a good way to create a strong image. Note the following example:
Leading lines can draw you into the photograph and create the illusion of depth. The walkway rope and the paved jetty create lines of perspective and invites the viewer through to the horizon. Next time you take a photograph with a horizon, experiment by placing your horizon higher in your composition. The inclusion of more foreground in your image will add more impact.
Another way to create visual impact in a photograph is to use ‘visual rhythm ’. The repetition of form and shape in an image can create interest. Here the repetition of the railway sleepers and the leading lines of the track give the photo more visual impact.
Negative space in photography is a term used when only a small part of the actual subject is included in the frame. The tree is technically the subject of the photo but the negative space is used to give the sense of the tree being in a wide open space.
A great way to see composition in your photos is to use abstract imagery. Get in close and use colour , lines and texture in your composition to make up the whole image. Sometimes it is easier to practice your composition with Abstract photography because you are take away from the subject matter!
Reflections can add another dimension to your images. They can quite often create a ‘ Story ’ within the ‘ Story ’ and be fun to play with.
People can add dramatic effects to your photos and tell a story.
Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols. By thinking carefully about expression, posture and surroundings you can make interesting suggestions about the subject matter.
Using Shadow to make Objects more 3 Dimensional
Its not a competition to see how many different rules you can do.
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Using the Techniques you have learnt, you have 30 minutes to experiment by taking photos that encompass any of these rules. Photography Brief Crash Course in New Digital Media Now you know the Rules, you can break the rules.
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