Design elements & principles are what make a photo or image ( or any other medium) successful. In photo 112, our first project was to re-examine these principles and elements. The biggest thing I took from doing this project is how much I have improved just in the last 3 months of going to school at Spokane Falls Community College.
Point: Point can offer great spots of emphasis. A point can be in a group and have something to stand out or the subject can be by itself.
Points can also cause a rhythm and pattern for the viewer
Lines: There are many types of lines; organic, vertical, diagonal, & horizontal.
Very strong lines that lead the viewer through the photo are called Leading Lines and can help determine the flow of a picture
Shape: 2-Dimensional; often implied rather than having defined shadows and highlights
Form: has shape and dimension
Movement: action or the implication of action
Color offer great contrast and can effect the mood of a photo.
Understanding the design elements and principles of any type of art can really help improve your work. If you viewed all of my work above you can tell I am really great at capturing: Texture, lines, emphasis, rhythm and patterns. However, I can still work on my colors, balance and proportions. I love the details and the subtle-ness of everyday life and I am for sure drawn to more subdued colors of older fixtures and organic natural lines. And since leaving in Washington, I have been oddly obsessed with Moss and green foliage. This time around I very pleased with what I have been able to improve on since I first began schooling and cannot wait to see what else I can learn!
Below are my exhibition photos: