Photography 3.1 (formally 3.2)

Same as audio sessions, 0.1 is now 0.2 and vice versa. I still have Matt and Frankie as my lecturer. In Matt’s seminar today, we will be looking at photographic composition and how to improve upon the design elements of my photography. We will look at the following:

  • composition
  • subject placement
  • the rule of thirds
  • leading lines (lines and paths)
  • balance
  • creative focus
  • framing

Things that makes a successful photograph:

  • simplicity
  • composition
  • lighting

To compose a photograph, I need to focus on:

  • subject
  • context
  • subject placement

Composition: the rules of third


Lines and paths (visible lines):

  • create impact by using lines to lead the viewers eyes around the picture.
  • lines have subtle effects but can make a dramatic impact.


Your eyes should naturally follow the stairs handrail.

Lines and Paths: implied lines



  • By balancing our images we can create a visually pleasing result.
  • This should help the view’s eyes move freely around the image.

Type 1: symmetrical balance


Type 2: asymmetrical balance


Selective focus:


Framing: a frame within a frame


Avoid distraction:

Can you spot the differences between those two images above?

Choose a format (for Matt):

Which one is better?

Consider variety:

Having more is better than none.

Published by kproductionuk

My name is Krisana Polyotha and I'm 20 years old. Currently, I am a student of Southampton Solent University doing Media Foundation course. I am an aspiring film maker and a photographer who's interested in making music videos, short films and taking images of unique sceneries. I was born in Bangkok, Thailand but then moved to the UK since 2006. I was raised in Yorkshire for 12 years and now I am a university student who's hoping to graduate with degree of Media, Culture and Production in 4 years time. After I graduate I am hoping to be able to work in the media industry, especially in making films. This is because I was aspired by a documentary called "Five Came Back" which is about these legendary film directors from the 20s to 40s who attempted to inspired, entertained and educated the peers during and after WW1 & WW2. I wished to do the same but hopefully there will not be WW3.

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