learning guide 5 macie lane

BASELINE...

key readings ...

Design Elements...

part one: Many refer to photography as an art, but it is also a science. Different concepts and ways to show composition have been noticed as patterns and now photographers create their pictures by interpreting those methods in their own way. These methods can all be portrayed in different ways by the different photographers that they aren't seen as the same thing, but just as the same pattern. Composition is a part of photography where people break the rules to make it interesting for a public or personal appeal. Split the different subjects into different photos, so that the eye can have a key focus and the image has more to offer. As we take photos, unlike most arts, we take away the amount of objects in a photo to get a core focus. the subject in a photo should not be something to find or a mystery, but it should be right there and easy to define. The background should not draw away draw the composition of the subject. The viewers eye should not want to focus on something other than the subject that is the main point. The subject should pop out no matter what photographic element is used to make it stand out. Multiple of one same subject also can neutralize the wondering of the eye and cause it to focus on the different view points of the same subject. Framing is a good element to make the subject center of seem bigger than it really did appear. Contrasting colors are a good way to make something stand out from the background, so the subject isn't consumed and gone unnoticed.

part two: A photo should be set up, so that the subject is in a notable place. Put the subject in a spot where it appears bigger and/or brighter than the rest of the image. Editing can be a helpful tool when you are not able to capture the picture at the right view, but it is important to pay attention and not over edit the picture. Align the image so that the good features of the subject show and are align across the image. The least amount of eye movement when a viewer looks at the image the better chance that they are focus on the message you were trying to represent through the image. Most images do not have the subject located on the side because it cause a restriction of movement for the viewer's eyes. Though all rules are meant to be broken and some of the best photos have broken the rules before. If every photo stuck to the "rules" the photos would be boring, so the leap of difference keeps the viewers looking for more. The best elements in the subject will help you create good photographic elements in your images, so take them and make those elements stand out to make your picture stand out. These are to be broken, so that there is more appeal in the images these are just guidelines.

composition exercise...

emulation...

5 best images...

two from one

Enrichment Activities...

emulation...

design element reflection...

1. The image with the house all blends until the house draws the eye of the viewer in by the different color, and the mystery of the house (the way it looks abandoned).

2. The road signs make the eye lead down the way thinking of what is down both of the shown and labeled roads.

3. In the third image the road and the girl walking are leading to the mysterious fog in the distance, but the power lines are leading in the opposite direction.

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