Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Learn composition by example: Layers

If you have been following this blog, you may remember a series of short posts about basic composition techniques in the Art-iculations category. These were written for beginners by a beginner (moi). My Flickr friend Rick (word artist), a very accomplished photographer with a brilliant sense of composition, has embarked upon a similar series for the Flickr group Learn Composition by Example, providing far more information and examples than I did. His first post, on leading lines, was blogged earlier here. His second post appeared last weekend, tackling the subject of various types of layers as a compositional technique, with 19 photographs as illustration of his points. For this post I have picked a beauty by my Flickr friend cormend, of which Rick wrote: "Despite the obviousness of tone and prominence, it is not the foreground which stands out to the viewer of this image at first glance. It is the enormity of the mountain that peeks through the clouds. We need only that glimpse of it to realise how it dominates." Like the first, highly recommended to expand your compositional horizon.

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