SNAPSHOT/COMPOSED

and the

PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

What is this photograph by Dorothea Lange about?

What visual clues help to tell the story?

What is this photograph by blogger Sam Warren about?

What distracts you from the story?

Consider how the Elements and Principles work together to create strong compositions.

The Elements of Art -Line -Shape -Space -Form -Value -Texture -Color The Principles of Design -Balance -Contrast -Emphasis -Pattern -Rhythm / Repetition -Movement

Which are the composed images and how do they differ from the snapshot/s?

Snapshot or Composed?

Snapshot or Composed?

Snapshot or Composed?

Snapshot or Composed?

Snapshot or Composed?

Snapshot or Composed?

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot

A casual record of some event, person, object or place.

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation.

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• • •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation. Unorganized, no attention has been paid to details.

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• • • •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation. Unorganized, no attention has been paid to details. Only the photographer has an emotional connection to the photo

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• • • •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation. Unorganized, no attention has been paid to details. Only the photographer has an emotional connection to the photo

vs. Composed Photograph

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• • • •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation. Unorganized, no attention has been paid to details. Only the photographer has an emotional connection to the photo

vs. Composed Photograph

An artistic interpretation of an event, person, object, or place.

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• • • •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation. Unorganized, no attention has been paid to details. Only the photographer has an emotional connection to the photo

vs. Composed Photograph
• •
An artistic interpretation of an event, person, object, or place. A process where care is taken to consider the elements and principles that exist within the frame of the composition.

What is the difference between a snapshot and a composed photograph?

Snapshot
• • • •
A casual record of some event, person, object or place. Usually a very quick response to a situation. Unorganized, no attention has been paid to details. Only the photographer has an emotional connection to the photo

vs. Composed Photograph
• • •
An artistic interpretation of an event, person, object, or place. A process where care is taken to consider the elements and principles that exist within the frame of the composition. Organized frame, where attention has been paid to expressing an emotion or telling the viewer something about its subject.

What can we do to make photos composed?

Use the Principles of Photographic Composition

L I G H T

Light

L I G H T

RULE OF THIRDS

RULE OF THIRDS

USING THE EDGES OF THE FRAME

FRAME WITHIN A FRAME

L INE

POINT OF VIEW

FILL THE FRAME & CROPPING

PATTERN & TEXTURE

These, added to the Elements and Principles, help organize our subject matter and better communicate an idea, emotion, point of view, or meaning.

Because, in the end, it is not that you show us some place or person or thing never seen before but that you show us it in a way we have never seen before.

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