In our Visual Story course we were tasked to take pictures demonstrating various visual concepts. Our first assignment involved composition, namely working with the following concepts in photography:
- Filling the Frame
- Frame Withing a Frame.
- Rule of Thirds.
Below are the pictures I took for each category with a little why for each.
Some of the following photos did not successfully capture the category, but I included them anyways because I enjoyed taking them.
Balance is a tricky concept well explained at photographylife.com. Essentially when I took my photos I focused on creating photos with two points of focus and symmetry.
Filling the Frame
The following pictures were essentially close up, and personal shots of a human subject. Filling the frame is well explained at digital-photography-school.com.
Frame Within a Frame
When taking pictures of our frame within a frame picture category we were required to have our subject contained in a frame (an additional complete boundary) in the photo. Again this concept is well explained by digital-photography-school.com.
Lines in photos can take many forms. Most of my photos were images of leading lines with vanishing points, and these types are just one of many types of lines in photos. For an in-depth explanation of lines in photos check out picturecorrect.com.
Patterns are repetition of elements. When taking pictures of patterns, one can either emphasize them or break them digital-photography-school.com explains it well.
Rule of Thirds
Rule of thirds involves the positioning of a subject into a three by three grid overlaid on top of ones photo. Digital-photography-school.com goes into the rule of thirds in depth.
There isn’t very much out there that does not have some form of shape, and shapes in photography is about capturing those shapes in an interesting manner. Digital-photo-secrets.com goes into the topic of shapes in photography in much more depth.