Rules of Composition By: Alyssa Kramer

Rule of Thirds

The table is the subject and when a tic-tac-toe board is placed over it, the subject is not in the center grid.


This photograph is repetition because it has the lockers repeating over and over again with their slight variations.


This photo fits the technique of angle because it's not taken a normal eye level but slightly below and not quite worms eye view. It makes the surrounding architecture slightly different than from the normal view changing the picture.

Strong Subject

The subject in front on her phone is the strong subject because she's the center focal point while the other subject who is walking up the stairs is the less dominant focal point.


The hallway path creates a natural boarder that frames the door and the light coming in through the windows.

Leading Lines

This photos demonstrates leading lines because the railings are leading your eyes to the subject that is standing at the top of the staircase.

Selective Focus

The photo shows selective focus on the brick wall while the rest of the photo is out of focus which shows that the main subject is the wall.

Birds' Eye View

This photo uses the technique of birds' eye view because the subject is being seen from above at an irregular angle that is unnatural to the human perspective.

Worms' Eye View

This photograph is taken from the ground up giving the perspective of something as small as a worm changing the picture entirely.

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