I know I have been more present on This, That and the Other lately; sometimes when there's so much going on I find myself more equipped to write there. Anyways, I do have some creative RunwayFFND posts to share with you soon! Thank you all for visiting and sharing Runwayffnd Time with me :)
Also with Spring here, I think that photography is a good subject to begin with! The spring flowers are absolutely breathtaking, but I think my all-time favorite is in the little leaves growing on the trees that have been bare all winter.
Vantage Point- The vantage point of a photograph is the position in which the photographer is stationed when he or she takes the photo as well as their attitude towards the object itself.
It is similar to how the tone of your voice and the language you use affect the meaning of what you say. It is one of the most important concepts to learn because it teaches how to use a camera to convey your perspective in a very creative way. It also encourages photographers to play around and experiment to find the best approach. This allows you to end up with the most revealing and interesting photo. Simple things such as a shot from above shows superiority whereas a shot from below shows inferiority.
Framing- When you think of framing a photograph, you picture a picture frame where you encase the photography before revealing it to the world. In a sense, a photographer has to do the very same thing when he or she takes a picture. It's another way of conveying your point of view in regards to the subject. Graphically, framing affect composition, meaning it affects how your eye sees the picture. Our eyes follow the visual movement created by lines, shapes, and angles, which create the end result. Many questions are asked. Why was this element left out or why was it reduced etc. It always makes you wonder what is outside the frame, making the image stay with you a little longer.
Cropping-Cropping is essential because it takes out the unwanted elements of a photograph and give us only what the photographer wants us to see. It makes sense given that sometimes too much information or in this case too many objects can take away from the picture and leave it overcrowded and less meaningful. In some cases, photographers take cropping to an extreme of sorts by cutting off a part of a limb or someone's head, which some find even more distracting. Which is why the key to cropping is to find a balance take enough to bring the subject into light without taking away its glory.
Shapes, Lines, and Angles- These three elements have been mentioned in relationship to the other elements, but they all have their own importance. Shapes are definite forms of objects, figures, and shows. They are in color or shades of gray. How the shapes come together create the picture's balance and set-up. Lines are the borders between shapes. Your eyes are guided by the lines introducing one shape at a time. Lines can be thick, thin, long short, curved, straight, diagonal, or circular. Each has a different effect. Some put together have a calming effect, others unifying, and some others a calming presence. Angles are the directions that the picture takes us. It often affects what our starting point is and then onwards until we see the entire picture. Some take lead you outside the picture and stop, making you wonder what lies ahead.