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Composition

Arrangement and Balance

Using magazines that you have collected find at least one example of the following types of composition. Mount them and include them in a photo notebook or portfolio.

Leading Line - a line that leads you visually to an object.

Rhythm - a picture that has objects that repeat and give a feeling of depth.

Framing - shooting through something to get the main subject behind it.

Horizontal - appears peaceful.

Vertical - shows strength.

Informal Balance - different things catch your eye, not just one. (multiple objects - tends to be asymmetrical).

Formal Balance - both sides fo teh picture are similar (symmetrical).

High Key - very bright, intense, active.

Low Key - dark, less intense, inactive.

Silhouette - an outline. The lighting comes from behind the subject in your picture.