The lines of a white fence lead to a farmhouse with a striking red roof in rural North Carolina
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.
This stone wall is softened by snow creating an order of lines, forms, textures, and patterns in a design photography composition
This composition has lines in the form of bricks, but random patterns of color graffiti bring a different sense of order in this design photography
The main elements that bring and emphasize order in this composition are line, shape, pattern, and color drawing the viewer’s eye to the center of the image
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) …….
Lamps, with fine lines, and shadows on a garden path are more dramatic in monochrome.
The leading lines of this pedestrian bridge makes it more interesting in monochrome
Last week we posted images with the color red as the highlight in the photograph. This week we will post monochrome images.
Some of the best subjects for monochrome shots are those with lines and shapes, as well as interesting textures and patterns. Here is an image of the lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum with light and shadow designs in monochrome.
Interesting characters join other picketers at a line in Wilmington, Delaware
Leading lines and shadows of a pedestrian bridge
Lines and curves lead you into the bridge …..