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P031 Composition

P031 Composition & Framing

COMPOSITION The pleasing arrangement of elements in an image to guide the viewer's eye, bring emphasis to the subject and create the illusion of depth
RULE OF THIRDS place a distant subject near one of the four cross points on an imaginary tic-tac-toe grid to draw the viewers eye.
SIMPLICITY Placing the subject against a plain background to avoid distractions.
LEADING LINES lines within an image that lead the eye to another point in the image or to a single focal point
SYMMETRY principle of composition that occurs when one side of something balances out or mirrors the other.
CONTRAST (COMPOSITION) the arrangement of opposite elements in a piece used to create visual interest, excitement, and drama.
FRAMING A close up natural border or frame for your subject which creates perspective and shows depth.
AVOIDING MERGERS avoid parts of the subject overlapping objects in the background, or touching the sides of the frame.
PERSPECTIVE The simulation of depth in a two-dimensional image.
HEADROOM vertical position of the subject where the eyes are ideally positioned one-third of the way down from the top of the image frame.
LEAD ROOM The space from the front of a subject to the side edge of the frame where dramatic energy is directed.
NOSE ROOM When shooting a close-up profile shot, leave space in front of the subject’s nose.
ANTICIPATORY FRAMING The camera needs to anticipate the movement within a scene rather than react to it.
Created by: dmaww



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