TUTORIAL – 4.6
They are simple geometric shapes within a painting or photograph strengthens the composition. A triangle is one of the strongest compositional shapes, as it can add a sense of visual unity. In essence, a triangle is a closed curve incorporating at least one diagonal. Since the curve is closed, it won’t lead the eye outside of the frame. A single triangle in the middle of the frame can lead to a somewhat static composition, but triangular composition can be found in many famous works of art.
Space – An interesting prime subject occupying small space(positive space) balances large negative space opposite side of it. For example woman moving briskly is prime subject which is also balancing element of large empty space(negative space) opposite her.
Pictorialism With Difference:
We may see interesting interaction of Lines in this Pic. Two triangle (one of red cloth another one water) being balanced by slanting vertical lines of yellow cloth. Bright colours jump out from deep horizontal lines of B/G.
The whole frame is in square composition presenting a graphic look. Red & yellow are friendly colours. Human element adds life in the pic. As I repeatedly say Lines and Light is the inner soul of all kinds of Photography.
About the Author:
A.FIAP, Hon FIP, Hon.ECPA
M.A.Philosophy (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., Retd.professor & Head, Dept Of Philosophy. Photography is his passion. Got more than 200 awards including Kodak, Nikon & 10 Gold medals. 20 slide shows at Singapore, MIT U.S.A., Mumbai. Ahmadabad, Varanasi,Indore etc. Published pics in ‘Popular Photography’ U.S.A., Practical Photography. Amateur Photographer England, Invited as a member of jury by Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow and Ahmadabad and about 60 International salons held in India.