The Elements – Photography Analysis

This week in my Visual Media class we have been learning and reading about photography and composition techniques including the rule of thirds, leading lines, and depth of field.

Rule of Thirds

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Source: Erica Savage Photography

https://ericasavagephotography.pixieset.com/jacksonlebaronnewbornsession/

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This photographer utilized the element of the rule of thirds by using one of the lines as a line of symmetry for the face. This draws attention to the face which makes it the focus of the picture.

My Rule of Thirds Photo

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Like in the example, my photo also utilizes the rule of third lines to create a focal point. In this photo, it is the reflector and bike rack.

Leading Lines

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Source: Erica Savage; https://www.instagram.com/p/BI-xdIWDGVQHYTMqSVbz16RlOtitsaRyzuWSpo0/

leading lines

This photographer utilizes the element of leading lines by using the natural lines to “lead” to the focus of this picture which in this case is the lady.

My Leading Lines Photo

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Like in the example, my photo also utilizes the element of leading lines to lead to the corner in the bottom left of the brick wall.

Depth of Field

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Source: Erica Savage Photography; https://www.instagram.com/p/BTSjz5KFOdt/

depth of field

The photographer ultilizes the element of the depth of field to focus on two poppy flowers and blur out the background. This gives the photo an astecially pleasing effect.

My Photo of Depth of Field

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Like in the example, my photo also utilizes the element of the depth of field to focus on one part of the beauty and blurring out the rest.

Summary 

In conclusion, using the various elements in photography allows us to create a more detailed, crafted, and beautiful image that is pleasing to the eye, without even touching Photoshop or any other editing app.

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