Lesson 4/Learning Event 1
APPLY THE BASICS OF COMPOSITION
Define and state the theory and application of composing the elements of a
scene to be photographed.
Given information about the definition and principles of composition.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding to the
multiple-choice test covering the basics of composition.
Learning Event 1
1. Photographic composition is the orderly or pleasing arrangement of the
elements within the pictured area. The difference between a snapshot and a
strong photograph is how well the photographer applies the elements and
2. Learning the art of good composition is similar in many respects to
learning any other skill or profession. A good photographer does not just
record whatever he sees; he puts together or composes the picture.
this the photographer either waits until all objects are properly related,
select camera angle, or he places the objects in their proper relationship.
3. Good composition serves a purpose, sets a mood, and tells a story. Your
camera will record whatever it sees, exactly as it sees it, without any
consideration or feeling of what is happening, or why. It is up to you to
capture the location, excitement, and attitude of the event.
properly place objects in the picture, you will give the photograph more
meaning by clearly showing the situation and reflecting the feeling of the