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P031 COMPOSITION & FRAMING

REVIEW ACTIVITIES:

  1. QUIZLET
  2. STUDY STACK 
  3. KAHOOT PREVIEW

VOCABULARY:  click links for detailed glossary page:

  • COMPOSITION: The pleasing arrangement of elements in an image to guide the viewer's eye, bring emphasis to the subject and create the illusion of depth

  • RULE OF THIRDS: place a distant subject near one of the four cross points on an imaginary tic-tac-toe grid to draw the viewers eye.

  • SIMPLICITY: Placing the subject against a plain background to avoid distractions.

  • LEADING LINES: lines within an image that lead the eye to another point in the image or to a single focal point

  • SYMMETRY: principle of composition that occurs when one side of something balances out or mirrors the other.

  • CONTRAST (COMPOSITION): the arrangement of opposite elements in a piece used to create visual interest, excitement, and drama.

  • FRAMING: A close up natural border or frame for your subject which creates perspective and shows depth.

  • AVOIDING MERGERS: avoid parts of the subject overlapping objects in the background, or touching the sides of the frame.

  • PERSPECTIVE: The simulation of depth in a two-dimensional image.

  • HEADROOM: vertical position of the subject where the eyes are ideally positioned one-third of the way down from the top of the image frame.

  • LEAD ROOM: The space from the front of a subject to the side edge of the frame where dramatic energy is directed.

  • NOSE ROOM: When shooting a close-up profile shot, leave space in front of the subject’s nose.

  • ANTICIPATORY FRAMING: (VIDEO) The camera needs to anticipate the movement within a scene rather than react to it.



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P031 COMPOSITION & FRAMING




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