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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:24 PM
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Assignment #7: Composition (part II)

Composition (part II)


In the 1st assignment Composition (Part I) we had talked about:

"Interesting Angles"

"Rule of Thirds"

and "Getting Horizons Level"


This one will consist of the following:

"Framing Images"

"Negative Space"

and "Working With Lines"

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"Framing images"

Framing the main subject in an image is another way to help the viewer find the point of
interest more easily and make it more enjoyable to the eye. There are many things that can
be used for framing such as, tress, other people (using a shallow DOF) and lines
that lead you in. Here is an example of using the "rule of thirds" and framing the image. I have
put the main subject on the far left of the frame and used a shallow DOF so the main point
of interest is not lost but at the same time you can clearly see who is on the other side of
the conversation.






"Negative Space"

This one can also tie in with the "Rule of Thirds" explained in *composition (part I)*. When photographing a
moving subject, giving that subject space in the direction they are going is a another good way of
representing motion. Panning is also a great way to give the feel of motion but that will be covered at
a later date.

Here you have a soccer player running down field toward the opposing teams goal. Placing the
subject on the left allows you to see that his motion will lead him further into the frame...






"Working With Lines"

If you want to see how incorporating a different variety of lines in your image can benefit you, check out Faisal
from here at the Corner. Lines are a great way to draw the viewer into an image because they can draw attention
and run all the way through the image and can be very eye pleasing when done right. There are multiple type of things
that can be used for this such as a brick wall, buildings, roads, power lines, pretty much anything with lines that
lead into an image. Here is an example of me using power lines to run through an image to the subject.





~ Now lets see what examples you can come up with that have to do with what has just
been explained and be sure to tell us how and why you did what you did. ~



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Re: Assignment #7: Composition (part II)

Thanks Scott!
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Thanks Scott!
Your welcome Regina.
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Re: Assignment #7: Composition (part II)

Nice examples, Scott. I will do my best to get involved and learn from this series.
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Framing:

in this image, i used two boulders in the foreground to frame West Mitten Butte in Monument Valley. the boulders form borders that "contain" the butte, and focus the eye on the Mitten almost the way the notch on a gun sight focuses the eye on the target...



Leading lines:

the old pilings in this image lead the viewer's eye into the foggy background, as though directing the eye to the opposite shore, which is shrouded in mist and mystery...



Negative space:

leaving space in a composition is especially important with moving subjects. i always try to leave room in the image for the subject, in this case a bufflehead duck, to move "into", to avoid a feeling that the subject is cramped or lacks somewhere to "go".

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Those are great examples Rocky! Thanks for sharing.
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Scott:

I will try this one this weekend. As always, I appreciate you putting these tutorials out here.
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Scott:

I will try this one this weekend. As always, I appreciate you putting these tutorials out here.
You're welcome, looking forward to see what you will be sharing.
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I will be doing the same, Scott - I'd like to get in more practice before this weekend!
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:EDIT: I linked the images from your gallery.

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You're welcome, looking forward to see what you will be sharing.
I want to upload 2 photos with lines. The first was shot at 1/1600 at F5, ISO 200, EV -1, 18mm and the second was shot at 1/160, F14, ISO 200, EV -1.3, 55mm. Notice how the tracks on the first photo lead your eye out of the picture and the second with a row of trees that leads into the picture towards the building.





The link is http://www.photographycorner.com/gal...y.php?cat=1989 in order to see them. I hope they come through well as I had to compress them a good bit. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

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