Lesson 4/Learning Event 2
Ideal division of a line
photograph. This creates a hypnotic effect on the viewer. The viewer eyes
goes directly to the center almost immediately and will stay there.
viewer will see only that on point.
The rest of the photograph is lost.
is placed near the edge of a photograph. This brings the viewer's gaze to
the edge of the photograph and might move his attention away from the
Balance in composition means that the various elements in a
photograph give harmony to the whole setting.
Balance does not mean
equality in the placement of the elements.
For example, the area in a
photograph where a dramatic action occurs has definite weight which must be
taken into consideration.
There are two primary methods of obtaining
One is the balance objects of the same shape and weight as in