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1 Composition the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art Module 2

2 The focal point is defined as the center of interest, or where your eye goes first when looking at an artwork. There are lots of tricks photographers use to create a focal point. Focal Point




6 The Rule of Thirds is the most common compositional guideline used by artists. Rule of Thirds

7 Imagine the scene divided in thirds both vertically and horizontally, creating 9 equal sections. Where these lines intersect is the location you should place your objects of interest.

8 Most people think that centering their subject is best, but it really creates a static (boring) image.


10 Framing is using objects to create borders (frames) around your subject. This can increase interest in the subject and/or provide information about scale. Framing



13 “Normally” photographs are taken from between 3 and 6 feet from the subject and from the viewpoint of the photographer’s eye-level. One of the easiest ways to add significance to your images is to change your viewpoint Angle of View

14 Lay on the ground to gain an ant’s perspective or climb a tree to use a bird’s eye view.


16 The Art Elements are basic aspects of art that are present in all art. The elements include: line, value, color, shape, texture, space and form. The Art Principles result when you use the Elements successfully. The Principles are: movement, emphasis, contrast, pattern, rhythm, balance and unity. Compose your photos with the Elements and Principles of Art and Design

17 Elements…

18 Is the path of a moving point. LINE

19 VALUE The lightness and darkness of a color or tone



22 Achromatic “No color” Using only black, white and greys to create art Monochromatic Using ONE color, and various values of that color to create art

23 Cool Colors Greens, Blues, Purples Think “water” Warm Colors Reds, Pinks, Yellows, Oranges Think “fire”

24 Primary Colors Colors that can’t be made Secondary Colors Colors created by mixing neighboring primary colors together Red, yellow, blueOrange, green, purple

25 Complimentary Colors Colors that appear directly across from one another on the color wheel. Red and green Orange and blue Yellow and purple

26 SHAPE A two-dimensional enclosed area Geometric OrganicAmorphous

27 FORM A three-dimensional geometrical figure Versus shape, which is two-dimensional, or flat


29 SPACE Distance or area around, between, behind a 3-D object

30 Principles…

31 MOVEMENT How your eye moves throughout the artwork

32 EMPHASIS Emphasis of an area or focal point: First part of the work that grabs your attention

33 CONTRAST Deals with the difference of the art elements used Black versus white Orange versus blue (complementary colors); warm versus cool colors

34 RHYTHM/REPETITION repeating an object or art element creates Pattern and Rhythm…

35 BALANCE Equalizing the visual forces, or “ Visual weight ”

36 UNITY and HARMONY Harmony: creates unity by stressing the similarities of separate but related parts. Color, Repetition of shapes, Spacing Unity: quality of oneness of wholeness that is achieved through the effective use of the elements

37 1. Take a photograph that utilizes framing. (20 points) 2.Take a photograph from a perspective that is “unusual” (Angle of View). (20 points) 3. Choose one of the color theories and take a photograph that demonstrates it well. (20 points) 4. Take a photograph that successfully demonstrates one of the Elements or Principles. (20 points) Upload each of these photos to FlickR with the appropriate label (on your handout) and organize them into a set called “Module 2.” In the description field, complete your self-critique. Module 2 Assignments

38 What is a self-critique? Don’t forget that for each photo assignment, you must create a FlickR gallery with an examples of each photo assigned! In the comment field, tell me what it is an example of and how you know it is a good example. In the description field of each photo you take, tell me: + One thing you think you did well - One thing you think you could do better 20/20 Your self-grade out of 20 points

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