Tempo in Visual Composition

This video explores the concept of tempo in visual composition. This is another metaphor to music as in the last video with Rhythm. Much like using Rhythm, Tempo can give you a nice variety in the pacing of your images and thus create more interest. In music, tempo indicates the pace of the music and how fast or slow it moves over time. This is a challenge to represent this in a still photograph and your own personal interpretation is essential. In this tutorial, we’ll look at some of the ways photographers have successfully expressed tempo in visual composition.

Photographers discussed in this video:

Josef Hoflenher
Bryan David Griffith
Ori Gersht
Alexey Titarenko
Hengki Koentjoro
Ted Forbes

See Also:

Rhythm In Visual Composition
Rule of Odds
Rule of Thirds