Tuesday, April 9, 2013

10 Rules Of Photographic Composition

1. Rule of Thirds: When an image is shot and positioned based on a one-third scale as if three separate sections of lines were printed on the photograph. Its keeps a balance of the piece so that it doesn't throw off the viewer. 2. Curved Lines: A visual of this sort is based on lines of a curved nature. This creates a focus on the lines more than any other amount of space or other objects in view. 3. Pattern: two or more of the same object positioned in a symmetric way to garner balance in a photo. It can also be used to draw focus on only the repeated objects in sight. 4. Balance: this is used to combat anything that would overpower the true focus of your main object. For example, an object on both sides of the photo with a bit of open space creates an even balance and will draw more attention to the main object and also the one opposite of it. 5. Following the lines: the object of your focus consisting of lines that follow each other. whether they are curved, zig-zagged or straight they have a way of drawing in the viewer to pay more attention to the detail of what has been shot. 6. Viewpoint: a piece that is shot based on the point of view we want the viewer to see it from. sometimes based on the angle that is shot, the viewpoint can make for an interesting way to see things that may not have been seen that way before. 7. Depth of Field: TURNING THE FOCUS TO ONE OBJECT AND USING ONES CAMERA OR PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE TO BLUR OUT THE AREAS THAT DON'T NEED AS MUCH ATTENTION DRAWN TO THEM TO BRING A DIFFERENT MEANING TO THE PIECE ALTOGETHER. 8. Framing: objects that are naturally frame-worthy such as trees or hills and valleys in nature. they are a great addition to an overall photo and can add more value to the object you're trying to focus on. 9. Centering: Centering an photo shouldn't be necessary unless there's a reasoning behind it. often times centering is too typical to shoot from and it diverts the attention of the main focus away form the object you're really trying to focus on. 10. Aspect Ratio: Instead of the conventional way of shooting photos, vertical or horizontal shots make for a more interesting view and can also open up different viewing possibilities.

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