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Try to see what you have been missing. Intro to Composition.

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Page 1: Intro composition Photography

Try to see what you have been missing.

Intro to Composition.

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What is composition?

• Definition: composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art or a photograph. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.

• The term composition means 'putting together,• can apply to any work of art, from music to writing to photography, that is

arranged or put together using conscious thought.• In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms

such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context.

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Today we focus on Negative and Positive Space

• Positive Space; The space in a composition occupied by the subject.

• Negative Space: The space not occupied by a subject that extends to the frame.

• Frame: the edge of the artwork or the boarder.

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Where is the Positive and Negative space? Where is the frame?

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Start seeing this differently. Lets start with our ABC’s shall we.

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