Form Shape & Form Shape = 2D; geometric or organic shapes. In photography, shapes are seen in wheels, road signs, windows, a silhouette of a face, a wet footprint, shadows, etc. Form = 3D; how the lighting in a photo hits your object will determine whether it looks flat (2D) or has form/volume (3D). Starn Brothers
COLOR In photography, when talking about color, you’re talking about light. For our purposes, it is the hue or “name” of a visual light source. Cameras do not see color, they see value (specifically, 18% gray). David Haxton
value Value refers to the quality of light, the black white and shades of gray within a photo. This is sometimes referred to as Low Key and High Key; low key is a photo that’s mostly dark, while high key is a photo with mostly light, or white values. Michael Kenna Sally Mann
Principles of Design Balance. Unity. Variety. Movement & Rhythm. Emphasis. Proportion. Pattern. Use the elements of art to achieve the principles of design…
Balance The arrangement of elements within a composition to create visual stability. Can be symmetrical (mirror image), asymmetrical (uses size/placement of objects in an “uncentered” way yet still appear visually balanced), or radial (circular style where objects radiate from a central point in an image). Christen Berry Paul Strand
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