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Creating Effective Images. Rule of Thirds. 4 key composition techniques. Rule of Thirds Fill the frame Use an original point of view Think “simple”. 1. Rule of Thirds. Imagine two lines dividing the photo into equal sections, like a tic- tac -toe board

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Creating effective images

Creating Effective Images

Rule of Thirds


4 key composition techniques

4 key composition techniques

  • Rule of Thirds

  • Fill the frame

  • Use an original point of view

  • Think “simple”


1 rule of thirds

1. Rule of Thirds

  • Imagine two lines dividing the photo into equal sections, like a tic-tac-toe board

  • Position the subject on one of these lines

  • Creates tension (energy) and interest

  • Drew Keller, StoryGuide (YouTube)


Rule of thirds

When we look at an image, our eyes tend to naturally go to these four areas of the frame.


Rule of thirds

Place points of interest on the lines or intersections.


2 fill the frame

2. Fill the Frame

  • Keep elements that add to your picture

  • Remember, the environment can add to your picture or it can detract


3 point of view

3. Point of view

  • Different from what everyone else has

  • If you’re the photographer … lie down on the ground, stand on a table… get in close. Change your perspective!


4 keep it simple

4. Keep it simple

  • Focus on one subject (focal point)

  • Have a simple background

  • Place the subject slightly off-center

  • Have a distinct foreground, middle ground and background

  • Be sure that the things in the photo are only those that you want the viewer to see


Point of view

Point of view

  • Don’t use the same picture everyone else has

  • If you’re the photographer – change angle: lie down, stand on a table


Visual concepts aspect ratio

Visual concepts: aspect ratio


Visual concepts size rez

Visual Concepts: Size, Rez

  • Mac/Windows monitor differences

    • Rez/Gamma

  • Resolution – pixel density (72 dpi v 300 dpi)

  • Lossy

    • GIF (256 colors)

    • JPG (up to millions)

  • Lossless

    • TIFF, PNG


Visual concepts alt title

Visual concepts: alt, title


Credits

Credits

  • Kathy E Gill

  • @kegill

  • CCL – share and share alike, non-commercial


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