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  1. Elements of ArtPrinciples of Design How are these tools relevant in my photography?

  2. Elements of Art Line. Shape & Form. Value. Color. Space. Texture

  3. Elements of Art Line. Shape & Form. Value. Color. Space. Texture

  4. A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. ” Ansel Adams

  5. ~ - ~ - ~ - ~Line ~ - ~ - ~ -~A point moving in space. A line can be an actual object (i.e. railroad tracks), or it can be implied (i.e. geese flying in a “V”).

  6. Harry Callahan

  7. Michael Kenna

  8. Shape & FormShape = 2D; geometric or organic shapes. In photography, shapes are seen in wheels, road signs, windows, a silhouette of a face, a wet footprint, shadows, etc. Form = 3D; how the lighting in a photo hits your object will determine whether it looks flat (2D) or has form/volume (3D). Starn Brothers

  9. Michael Kenna Starn Brothers

  10. COLOR In photography, when talking about color, you’re talking about light. For our purposes, it is the hue or “name” of a visual light source. Cameras do not see color, they see value (specifically, 18% gray). David Haxton

  11. value Value refers to the quality of light, the black white and shades of gray within a photo. This is sometimes referred to as Low Key and High Key; low key is a photo that’s mostly dark, while high key is a photo with mostly light, or white values. Michael Kenna Sally Mann

  12. Sally Mann

  13. SpaceThe arrangement of objects within a photograph. Depth of field can help a photographer manipulate space (i.e. what’s near, far, and in or out of focus). Barbara Callahan

  14. Robert Frank Starn Brothers

  15. TextureThis element appeals to the sense of touch. In photography, it is often what makes a photo look more believable, more 3D (i.e. rusty metal, glass, gravel, bricks, plastic). StarnBrothers

  16. Edward Weston Robert Frank

  17. Principles of Design Balance. Unity. Variety. Movement & Rhythm. Emphasis. Proportion. Pattern. Use the elements of art to achieve the principles of design…

  18. BalanceThe arrangement of elements within a composition to create visual stability. Can be symmetrical (mirror image), asymmetrical (uses size/placement of objects in an “uncentered” way yet still appear visually balanced), or radial (circular style where objects radiate from a central point in an image). Christen Berry Paul Strand

  19. Balance, cont. James Nachtwey

  20. UnityWhen all individual parts of your photograph come together and support each other to make one unified image. Annie Leibovitz- “Keith Haring” Annie Leibovitz- “Steve Martin”

  21. VarietyThe diversity of elements and principles found in a composition. Cindy Sherman

  22. Variety, cont. Dorothea Lange

  23. MovementCan be real, as in the movement of actual objects in the frame; or, can be implied, as in the way a viewer’s eye travels through a picture. Richard Avedon

  24. RhythmCreated by the organized repetition of art elements (or objects). Sebastiao Salgado

  25. Rhythm, cont.

  26. EmphasisRefers to the dominance and subordination of objects in the picture plane. Annie Leibovitz- “CateBlanchett” Andy Goldsworthy

  27. ProportionThe relative size of one element in a picture to another. David Eggleston

  28. Proportion, cont. Sebastiao Salgado

  29. PatternAchieved by the repetition of any of the elements of art. Even random shapes which are similar can create a pattern. The key to pattern is repetition. Andy Goldsworthy