Composition Review


This is a review assignment for returning photography students.

  • Rule of Thirds
    • Place the subject on one third or the intersection of two thirds of the photograph to emphasize the subject. Think about the tic-tac-toe grid.
  • Leading Lines
    • Use lines in your photograph to lead your eyes toward the subject, or to show depth.
  • Frame Within a Frame
    • Emphasize the subject by surrounding them with a different element in the photo.
  • Filling the Frame
    • Remove all the uninteresting and distracting elements of a photograph by filling the photo with just the desired subject. Get close, zoom in or crop the photograph so part of the main subject is hanging off the frame.
  • Repetition
    • Repeat elements in your photograph such as lines, shapes, colors textures, or objects; by doing this you are placing emphasis on those elements.
  • Vantage Point
    • The key is to find a unique perspective to take your photograph from. Go behind, above, below, or to the side of the subject to show an unseen perspective.

For this assignment you will need two photos from each of these categories totaling 12 photos. When finished,  export your labeled photographs to the server.