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  • 1. Composition is KeyWhat makes a GREAT photograph?

2. Composition placement or arrangement of visual elements in art organization of the elements of art according to theprinciples of design means 'putting together' and can apply to any work helps achieve a senseof unity within anartwork work of art is said to beaesthetically pleasingif the elements within thework are arranged in abalanced compositionalway 3. In every photograph you take you decide where the boundaries ofthat photo will be (cropping) you choose the viewpoint orperspective you move or rearrange people orobjects you move yourself and decide where toplace point of interest 4. Good vs. Bad? biggest difference between a good photographand a mediocre one is the composition what one person finds pleasing, someone else willnot composition is largely a matter of personaltaste, so technically there is no right or wrongcomposition 5. Good vs. Bad? a photograph thatcommunicates itsmessage (says what youwant it to say, says itclearly, and interests itsviewer) is an effectivecomposition how you arrange a scene in your camera willdetermine the effectiveness of your picture andcontribute to how well the message is conveyed there is more to good composition than theplacement of elements, but that is where we start 6. Rule of ThirdsCompositional rule inthe visual artsaligning a subject withthese points createsmore tension, energyand interest in thecomposition thansimply centering thesubject wouldimage should beimagined as dividedinto nine equal partsby two equally-spacedhorizontal lines andtwo equally-spacedvertical linesimportantcompositionalelements should beplaced along theselines or theirintersections 7. Rule of Thirds Examples 8. Rule of Thirds Examples 9. Rule of Thirds Examples 10. ConsiderWhat are the points ofinterest in this shot?Where am Iintentionally placingmy points of interest?Breaking the rule canresult in some strikingshots once youvelearned it, experimentwith purposelybreaking it to see whatyou discover.Keep the rule of thirdsin mind as you edityour photos later oncropping andreframing images sothat they fit within therules. 11. Practice3. With a ruler,measure the sidesand divide by 3,drawing lines with aSharpie to create a9 square grid.1. Choose a magazineto find photographsyou might like.2. Cut out 3 picturesthat the compositionuses the Rule of Thirdssuccessfully.5. Glue your imagesinto your sketchbook.Sketchbook DUE:Finish your Rule ofThirds Sketchbookassignment by theend of class!** Worth 10 points **4. Repeat this for all 3images. 12. Brainstorming3. For EACH, drawtwo differentthumbnails showingwhere you will placeyour focal point.1. List 5 different thingsyou can photographfor the Rule of Thirdsassignment, andinclude what the focalpoint is.2. For EACH, list twodifferent backgroundsthat could be part ofyour photographs.Brainstorming DUE:Finish your Rule ofThirds Brainstormingassignment byMonday, 9/8!** Worth 50 points ** 13. PracticeHomework:Take 40 picturesexperimenting withRule of Thirds. Takepictures of anythingyoud like go for awalk around the houseor go outsideTips:Try taking pictures ofthe same subject andcompose using theRule of Thirds andgoing against it.40 pictures (onCamera or MemoryCard) DUE:Monday,September 8th 14. Do & DontDO make sure the background ornegative space is visuallyinteresting.DONT have a boring orunattractive background dead space. 15. Do & DontDO leave some space aroundyour focal point watch yourframing.DONT overcompensate byputting your point ofinterest too close to theedge of the frame.


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