Elements of Design

Summary

Design elements are the fundamentals you need to make an attractive composition. Elements help the viewer understand a composition.

Things To Think of When Taking a Photo

Why am I taking this Photo How am I taking this photo Where am I taking this photo Am I giving the right space for the subject Have I explored every angle Am I fill the frame with the subject Understand your space and environment Maximize your knowledge of your equipmen

How we read images

As humans we are creatures of repetition, we have been trained to look for the 3 main things Figure any thing that looks like a human then animal Circle or shape a face or object that we know Contrast anything that can define the difference between objects or space

Color

Color is an element of art made up of three properties: Hue: Name of color (Red) Value: Lightness or darkness Intensity: How bright or dull a color looks In Photography Colors can change the way we intrepid an image.

Line

Line is an element of art defined by a point moving in space. Line can define: Direction Mood Emphasis In photography Lines can held gLines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin. Line weight is the thickness of a line Emphasis is defined as an area or object within the artwork that draws attention and becomes a focal pointuide the viewer in or thought the image.

Space

Space is an element of art by which positive and negative areas are defined To gain a better sense of depth in photography one can blur the background

Texture

Texture is an element of art that refers to the way things feel or look as if they might feel if touched.

Value

Value is the lightness or darkness of tones or colors. White is the lightest value Black is the darkest. Gray is the halfway between B/W