Photography Composition :: Line
This episode begins our mini-series on composition techniques. In this video series, I’m going to take a compositional technique and explore it. In addition we will look at images that exploit the technique and finally I’ll leave you with an assignment exercise so you can start to work the technique being discussed into your own work.
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Create 5 different images experimenting with different aspects of line. Try to make these as minimal as possible to really bring out the emphasis on using line. You’re going to create 5 different images using:
1) Vertical Lines
2) Horizontal Lines
3) Diagonal Lines
4) Organic Lines
5) Implied Lines
The implied will likely be the most difficult and the one that will take the most thought. I recommend you work with people as this will be the most obvious, but if you want to up the difficulty a little, try using still objects.
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