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<ul><li><p>Photography CompositionJEA Photojournalism Curriculum</p></li><li><p>What is composition?Composition refers to the way a photo is constructed/planned to make the biggest possible impact.</p><p>Composition rules are ingredients that a photographer may use, but just like a chef wouldnt use all of the ingredients in his pantry in one meal, a photographer wont use every composition skill in one photograph.</p></li><li><p>Rule #1: Rule of ThirdsIf you divide your picture into a tic-tac-toe board, your subject should not be located in the center squareBushra Ghafoor, R.B. Hayes High School</p></li><li><p>Addie Driskill, Maize (Kan.) High School</p></li><li><p>Daisy Marquez, Maize (Kan.) High School</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>Rule #2: RepetitionA repeating pattern works well to emphasize your subjectA little bit of variance (changing it up) within the repetition is even better</p></li><li><p>Aysen Tan, Foothill Dragon Press</p></li><li><p>Aysen Tan, Foothill Dragon Press</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>Rule #3: AnglesIf you can change the angle or viewpoint of your photograph, you automatically make it more interesting</p><p>Note: Changing the angle does NOT mean tilting the camera.</p></li><li><p>Birds Eye ViewThe PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p><p>Worms Eye View</p></li><li><p>Mikaela Stevenson, Maize (Kan.) High School</p></li><li><p>Rule #4: Strong Subject(Or Fill the Frame)Photo has a strong, dominant focal point and/or center of interestKeep your background simple to avoid distractions</p></li><li><p>Samantha Terrell, Maize (Kan.) High School</p></li><li><p>Bushra Ghafoor, R.B. Hayes High School </p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>Rule #5: FramingUse natural elements to create a frame for your photo, so your audience knows exactly what your focus is</p></li><li><p>Aysen Tan, Foothill Dragon Press</p></li><li><p>Bushra Ghafoor, R.B. Hayes High School </p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>Rule #6: Leading LinesLines in a photo direct a viewers focus to the photos subject</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>Rule #7: Selective FocusWhen a photographer narrows a pictures depth of field so that only part of the picture is in focus.</p><p>(Combine this with rule of thirds to create an awesome photo!)</p></li><li><p>Aysen Tan, Foothill Dragon Press</p></li><li><p>Brittani Casement, Maize (Kan.) High School</p></li><li><p>The PIX Yearbook - Little Rock, Arkansas</p></li><li><p>Limits of composition rulesA chef may use high-end ingredients but that doesnt automatically make the recipe taste great.Just because a photo has great composition doesnt make it a great journalistic photo. </p><p>A journalistic photo must also tell a compelling story.</p></li><li><p>Without a compelling story, a photo will fall flat of its purpose.</p><p>It may be beautiful, but it must also be impactful.</p><p>The best stories include individuals and supporting details to give views a complete picture.</p></li><li><p>Bryant High School Publications</p></li><li><p>McKinney High School Publications</p></li><li><p>Casey Simmons, Westlake High School</p></li></ul>

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