Composition is important as it is the placement or arrangement of elements to form a whole. It is an important design element that I’ve needed to keep in mind when producing my photo-real image. Although we have talked a bit about composition in class I enjoy refreshing the brain and having a look at blogs, academic sites and so on that discuss different visual elements like composition. I stumbled across an article which created ten tips to keep in mind when thinking about photo-composition. They included:
- Simplify the scene
- Fill the frame
- Aspect ratio (This is about adjusting the position and experiencing in a new style)
- Avoid the middle (I found this rule interesting, but they believe it can create a boring, rather static image)
- Leading lines (This is about using lines to control the way people’s eyes move around a picture)
- Use diagonals
- Space to move
- Creative with colours
AND……. My favourite
- Breaking the rules!
I find each tip very useful when thinking about the composition of my photo-real image. I have also included an example of simple effective use of composition.