Depth of Field
These photographs illustrate Depth of Field with two-dimensional medium. Both have objects in the foreground and in the background.
The tree in the foreground of the New Zealand landscape leads the viewer to the mountains that flow into the background. The viewer has the opportunity to view both the tree and the mountains which create depth in the scene.
The Owyhee Mountain picture includes layers of trees, lake, hills and mountains.
These photographs illustrate Leading Lines pulling the viewer into the picture.
The railroad tracks naturally draw our eyes into the distance in this photograph and take us on a journey through the scene.
There are several lines in this photograph that draw in the viewer – the road, the fence, the field and the telephone poles.
Rule of Thirds
These photographs illustrate the Rule of Thirds where the important elements of the picture is positioned along imaginary lines if the picture was broken into 9 equal segments.
The bicycle is positioned along the right vertical line of this photo. The background is blurred highlighting the bike which is the main element of the photo
The barn is positioned along the left vertical line of this photo adding balance and interest to the scene.
Knowing about composition guidelines which can be applied in most situations to enhance the impact of a scene make photography more interesting, challenging and help to keep the viewer in mind. Practicing these ideas enhances the effects of the photographs and draws more attention to the intended subject.