Photographic Composition . Part Two. For audio, click the speaker icon on each slide. . Remember, a good composition is a pleasing arrangement of the elements in the photograph. A photographer needs to be able to see what the camera sees and use it in a creative way.
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For audio, click the speaker icon on each slide.
composition is a pleasing
arrangement of the elements
in the photograph.
to see what the camera sees and use it
in a creative way.
in the scene so the photo is interesting
enough to catch the viewer’s attention
and make a statement.
The photographer arranges shapes, colors, and areas of lights and darks in such a way that they appear balanced. (Symmetrical and Asymmetrical balance)
This is a great photo and is balanced properly.
The photo is not balanced since it is all on the left side. It makes the viewer feel uneasy.
Click on each photo to check yourself.
FramingFraming adds depth to a photo by having an object in the foreground. Commonly used framing techniques include shooting a tree or limb, a window, a trellis, or archway.
Choose your foreground in a creative way. Just think of anything you can look through.
If you want only the subject in focus, use a large aperture.
This is a good example of framing. The foreground is darker. The cannon leads you visually out to the bridge.
What is the focal point? It is not clear.
As a photographer, you have to determine the direction of the light as well as the quantity and quality of the light coming in.
Side lighting is best to use in black and white photography because of the gray tones and shadows.
Now you are ready to check your knowledge of what technique is used in each of the following photographs.Choose from the following list:Artificial lightSide lightingBacklightingSymmetrical BalanceAsymmetrical BalanceFramingClick on each photo to check your answer.
Slides 4, 5, 7, 8 – www.kodak.com
Slides 14 and 16 - framing
Slide 23 - squirrel - http://rockery.aviary.com
Slide 23 – beach – www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft