vendredi 13 septembre 2013

Mastering The Elements Of Visual Design To Create Stunning Photos

By Amy Renfrey

By Amy Renfrey

If you examine all the great geniuses of photography you can often feel like they all knew a private way to make images look striking and remarkable. Well, this is not a long way from the truth. The reality is the greats like Sebastio Saldago, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham (just to name a few) did, without a doubt, know the best way to create stunning organization and arrangement for their photographs. What did they do? The secret is that they understood the best way to construct and organize their pictures long before clicking the shutter button. Design basics are useful to photography which produces the arrangement and formation of your subject placement within your photo. Let's look at a couple of of them now. Photography composition basics A good photo is one that represents a strong story. It is clear and provides a good structure for us to support our assumptions on. There are a variety of design methods that enable us to do this and as a consequence, create some authoritative images. Basic photography composition is not only operating with the rule of thirds, which I'll explain in a jiffy, but it's learning the reason why we need to photograph things from particular angles. Lines and shape are the foundation of this knowing.

The elements of visual design To begin with let's consider tone. Tone, very simply put, is a range of bright areas and darker areas. The difference between the brightest point and the darkest point is referred to as tonal range. There are a range of areas of brightness and dark areas within the majority of photos you come across. If an image has a big tonal range is has many variations of brightness and shadow areas. Consider a really fine black and white photo. What is it that makes it so stunning? It's often due to the fact it has a large tonal range. Meaning there are lots of variations of brightness and dark areas in the photo.

These variations enhance the photo because highlights tend to move the subject frontward and dark areas tend to look as if they are further behind. This makes it look like the photograph is more three dimensional. The more that a photograph looks three dimensional the more elegant it tends to look. Always think about how your highlights work with your shadows to make shapes look the way they do. Think about how you can make them more powerful and give them more differences to emphasise lines and shape.

The loveliest point about a small amount of knowledge is that it can produce effective results. Lines can be photographed in a way to pull the viewer's attention to a precise section of the image. Horizontal lines represent stability and calm. Vertical lines create strength and a sense of firmness. Diagonal lines represent action and movement. Curved lines symbolize beauty and sophistication. Converging lines symbolize distance and perception. Traversing lines create intricacy and speedy motion. So how do we compose our photos with such specific structure like this to create beautiful images? There's no absolute way, but the rule of thirds may support you further.

The wonderful thing about a modest amount of knowledge is that it can yield compelling results. Lines can be used to guide the viewer's attention to a precise section of the image. Horizontal lines symbolize stability and relaxation. Vertical lines stand for power and a sense of determination. Diagonal lines symbolize action and activity. Curved lines symbolize elegance and classiness. Converging lines correspond to distance and perception. Traversing lines represent intricacy and speedy movement. So in what way do we organize our images with such specific construction like this to create striking images? There's no hard and fast way, but the guiding rule called the rule of thirds might support you further.

The rule of thirds is related to the placement of fascinating parts of your subject on areas of your photo. For example, it might be a little bit boring to place someone's smiling face exactly in the middle of the photo. If you moved the camera so their face was closer to the edge of the frame it might be more attractive. It might give a more positive message and enchant your audience a bit more. The rule of thirds is an imaginary grid that we place over the top of an image. We place the attractive elements of our subject close to the junction points. This offers you the chance to produce deeper and more important photos for the rest of your life. You can capture stunning photos anytime. Start by looking at your lines and tonal range. These two aspects can prove to be dramatic visual elements for creating charming photos.

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