Elements of Visual Design – Line

To continue our series on design elements, we move to line as an element of visual design.  Lines provide direction or orientation and can be horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curving, or broken.  Each direction or orientation can imply certain feelings and mean something different to the person viewing your images. Horizontal lines convey a sense of tranquility or rest whereas vertical lines show power and strength.  … Continue reading Elements of Visual Design – Line

Elements of Visual Design – Form

Form as an element of visual design is slightly different than shape.  A shape is mostly 2 dimensional without any depth whereas form is 3 dimensional and has depth and shadows to it.  When your light source comes from a side of your subject that causes a shadow to appear on its opposite side, you are showing the the subject has depth or is 3 … Continue reading Elements of Visual Design – Form

Elements of Visual Design – Shape

To continue our series on visual design, we will take a look at shapes and its impact on photographic composition. Besides the rule of thirds, which everyone has heard of and applied a million times in their images, there are other compositions that can make your images stand out in a crowd. One of these compositions is the use of shapes in your images. There … Continue reading Elements of Visual Design – Shape

Elements of Visual Design – The Series

There are many ways to compose an image to gain a viewers attention.  As always, there are rules, such as the rule of thirds, and then there are ways to break the rules and still create a stunning image. Today, we will start a new series on the elements of visual design – another form of composition.  We won’t be talking much about the actual … Continue reading Elements of Visual Design – The Series

Focal lengths and What They are used for

If you haven’t guessed, there are many different focal lengths to choose from and for the most part, they each have a specific use.  Once you get to know the differing uses, you will feel more comfortable breaking the rules and see what other creative views you can get, but until then, here they are: 10-14 mm            distorted fisheye…just for fun 14-24mm             landscapes, seascapes, waterfalls, … Continue reading Focal lengths and What They are used for