Chapter 10 – Composition

Check Backgrounds: A. Tree appears to grow out of subject’s head. B. Photographer moved to left to change perspective.

Figure 68. A. Tree appears to grow out of subject’s head. B. Photographer moved to left to change perspective.

Rule of Thirds Grid. Key elements should fall on lines and line intersections.

Figure 69. Rule of Thirds Grid. Key elements should fall on lines and line intersections.

Examples using the rule of thirds for strong compositions. A. Eyes fall on intersections of lines. B. Horizon falls on lines.

Figure 70. Examples using the rule of thirds for strong compositions. A. Eyes fall on intersections of lines. B. Horizon falls on lines.

Symmetry can create strong compositions.

Figure 71. Symmetry can create strong compositions.

A. Wide angle shot with space above and below subjects. B. Close-up shot with subjects that fill frame.

Figure 72. A. Wide angle shot with space above and below subjects. B. Close-up shot with subjects that fill frame.

Do not cut people off at their joints. A. Subjects cut off at ankles. B. Subjects properly framed at ¾ length, ending just above the knee.

Figure 73. Do not cut people off at their joints. A. Subjects cut off at ankles. B. Subjects properly framed at ¾ length, ending just above the knee.

A. Motion is leading into the frame. B. Motion is leading out of the frame.

Figure 74. A. Motion is leading into the frame. B. Motion is leading out of the frame.

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