In this image, the fan captured at a slow shutter speed creates soft, but orderly designs hinting of shape, form, and texture in monochrome
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
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) …….
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.
The texture and colors of the rhododendron buds at Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens, North Carolina
Simplicity of lines and textures in a monochrome image
Mexican roses growing in a wall in North Carolina – a nice contrast between the harsh texture of the wall and softness of the flowers