Photography unit 4 Framing and composition

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LO2 - Framing & Composition

LO2 - Framing & CompositionAdam Green1) FramingFilling the Frame

Filling the Frame

Filling the Frame

Filling the FrameIn order to avoid having over cluttered and busy background for my images, I took some photos where the subject filled the frame entirely. The previous three examples show this, as there is very little in terms of negative background space. Moving in close gets rid of distractions and sort of forces the viewer to concentrate on the focus of the photographLandscape/Portrait



Landscape/PortraitWhen taking a photograph, I have a choice whether I want to cover more of the subject horizontally or vertically, by simply rotating the camera in my hands. This allows a different perspective to be captured. We can see more vertically when a photo is captured portrait, and we can see more horizontally when it is in landscape.Frame within a Frame

Frame within a FrameThis is the frame within a frame effect. I used a pair of ordinary glasses and placed a pen behind them. I used the glasses frame as a frame to contain the pen.2) CompositionDepth

Here I have taken two photographs of the same subject, using two different aperture settings in order to capture two different sets of depth perception for the viewer. The vivid background gives the viewer an accurate sense of depth, whereas the blurry image makes it more mysterious.Leading Lines

Leading Lines

Leading LinesUse of leading lines in photography is a powerful method of drawing the viewer across a path or edited-in line. Either way, they draw away the focus from negative space to what the photographer wants. Directional lines have different meaning. Horizontal lines are calming, and represent stability and weight, whereas vertical lines indicate power and strength.3) Subject PlacementRule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Rule of ThirdsDeciding where to place the subject of your photo in the frame is very crucial, and can make or break your photos key meaning and success. Rule of thirds states that the subject can be in the left third or the right third, or in any hotspots, where the thirds lines overlap with each other.Vantage Point

Vantage PointVantage point can affect the way we perceive the height of something, and can affect the way we think about a person. For example, the car on the previous page was captured at a high and low angle, at the high angle the car looked small and unimportant. Whereas at a down angle it looks larger and potentially more menacing.