Basics Creative Photography: Design Principles / Edition 1

Basics Creative Photography: Design Principles / Edition 1

by Jeremy Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 2940411360

ISBN-13: 9782940411368

Pub. Date: 12/05/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

In an age when content and speed appear to be the preoccupation of a world oversaturated with photographic imagery, this book aims to guide students and learners through a comprehensive range of design principles that add dynamism, longevity and impact to their photography, whatever the style or genre – something that today’s editors, curators and

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Overview

In an age when content and speed appear to be the preoccupation of a world oversaturated with photographic imagery, this book aims to guide students and learners through a comprehensive range of design principles that add dynamism, longevity and impact to their photography, whatever the style or genre – something that today’s editors, curators and publishers are all crying out for.

Design principles are not a dry list of improvement techniques or artistic dos and don’ts. This book takes readers through the basic elements of design – line, shape, color, space, texture and light – and shows how design awareness through the application of these concepts can add rhythm, movement, contrast and a new level of depth and dimension to your images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940411368
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/05/2010
Series:
Basics Creative Photography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
826,289
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

 

1 – Basic design theory                                                               

The role of the viewfinder in photography

The use of space

Positional decisions

Case study

The ‘rules’ and when to break them

Exercise

 

2 – The elements of design                                                       

Line

Shape or form

Space

Texture

Case study

Light

Colour

Exercise

3 – First design principles                                                       
Pattern

Repetition

Interruption Variety vs unity

Case study

Rhythm

Contrast

Exercise

4 – Depth and scale in two dimensions                                   

How to use design principles to overcome limitations of the 2-D image

Actual depth vs. illusory depth

Scale and proportion

Case study

Absence of scale

Abstraction

Exercise

5 – Movement and flow                                                              

Directional forces at play within composition

Containment

Case study

Flow direction

Exercise

6 – Emphasis and emotion                                                      

Point of Interest

Focus areas vs areas of defocus

Juxtaposition

Case study

Incongruity

Mood and emotion

Exercise

7 – Putting it all together                                                        

Using design principles to powerfully express views and visions

Use of symbolism as visual ‘shorthand’

Case study

Creative strategies

Exercise

 

Conclusion

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