Composition Guidelines Definition: The arrangement of your elements of art and design principles. Elements of Art: Line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Principles of Design: Balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity
Rule of Thirds Placing an object within the intersecting lines. (iPhone has an option to turn on grid)
Lines Lines lead the viewer's attention to the subject. They can also convey emotions and feelings.
Framing Using a building, structure, item, etc to create a natural frame and more emphasis
Balance Informal: More visual weight on one side than the other Formal: equal visual weight on both sides of the picture
Point of View Below, above, equal to.
TIPS! Get close Fill the frame Try a different point of view Look at leading lines
DONT’S Put things smack center (Try off to the left/right/bottom/top)
Hine. "A little spinner in the Mollohan Mills, Newberry, S.C. She was tending her 'sides' like a veteran, but after I took the photo, the overseer came up and said in an apologetic tone that was pathetic, 'She just happened in.' Then a moment later he repeated the information. The mills appear to be full of youngsters that 'just happened in,' or 'are helping sister.' Dec. 3, 08. Witness Sara R. Hine. Location: Newberry, South Carolina", 1908.