Use of Shape in Composition


In this video we’ll look at techniques for creating interest with shape in composition You can follow the composition blog to see written versions of all of the composition lessons we are working on.

I think of shape as faling into 7 different categories of treatments. These include:
Cropping
Scale
Fragmentation
Focus
Lighting
Metaphor

Shapes are typically defined by line – particularly line as boundary. Using the techniques here are ways of creating interesting compositions by making your own decisions on how to display to the visual subject and information.

Check out the examples and this lesson written out on the visual composition blog

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