There are numerous elements and principles of design. This project will be focusing on the elements of shape, form, lines, and value and the principles of perspective and repetition.
Shape is a closed line. Shapes are considered two dimensional. May be geometrical like a square, triangle or circle. It may be organic, natural, or free formed. Shapes can also be considered as positive and negative space.
Form is a three-dimensional shape. Circles become balls, squares become cubes, and triangles become cones or pyramids.
Lines can be straight, curved, diagonal, zigzag, or implied. They can be used to draw the eye of the viewer to a specific subject. Lines can be used to create both shape and form.
Value is the difference between light and dark. Look for rich blacks, bright whites, and a wide variety of greys to form a good black and white image.
Perspective is created by the location of the photographer. We can change our persective by looking up or down, getting yourself down low or up high, or by choosing between outside and inside.
Repetition is the use of the same object, line, colour, shape, or form in order to draw the viewer into the image.
Complete the following write-up in your journal. For each photo, answer the following questions:
E and P of Design: Explain how you employed the assigned Elements and /or Principles of Design. Be specific.
Creativity / Originality: What are some of the creative aspects of this photo? What choices did you make (zoom, angle, perspective, settings, etc)?
Self-Evaluation: What mark do you deserve out of 10 and why?