Design Photography – Circles of Art

What makes a striking photo? Often, it’s merely ordinary things composed in an ordinary manner. That’s because they always tend to have a single theme or idea, and because clutter is kept to a minimum. However, in this image, we are looking at the elements of design (line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color) that turns a simple subject into an interesting photo.

Circular Designs

Design Photography – Symmetrical Designs Overhead

Successful photos rely on order, and the main elements that bring and emphasize order in a composition are: line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color. Every photograph, intentionally or not, contains one or more of these element, which are known as the elements of design.

Here is an image of pure symmetry (or order) …….

Symmetrical Designs Overhead

Something Red – An Umbrella

As one of the rarest and most powerful colors in nature, red is particularly important to photographers. With the historic associations between the color red and the emotions of passion and excitement, it’s no surprise that this is a very active color. 

In this busy side street, the red umbrella, though partly hidden, draws attention.

Shopping and Dining on Hidden Streets

Something Red – Reflections

Color has a significant impact on our perceptions, emotions and physicality. Incorporating the color red into photography denotes passion and bold emotion. Because it commands our attention, red brings text and subjects to the central focus of an image. Will be posting this week images with red as a predominant color to attract attention.

Here is an image of abstract reflections on water.

Unusual Reflections