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Centre of Frame

Lesson 41 from: Mastering Photographic Composition and Visual Storytelling

Chris Weston

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41. Centre of Frame


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Lesson Info

Centre of Frame

in a ruler. Third composition attention is drawn away from the main subject to the space radiating from the polar point that poses the question. What if you don't want the viewers attention toe? Wander off in this way. What if you want their attention to stay firmly fixed on the main subject? Well, to answer that question, I need a traffic cone. While the magic of television imagine looking down this cone, your gaze is directed to a single point and is blocked from wandering any further. And this is exactly what happens when you position your main subject in the center of the frame. By changing the composition from roller furs to the center, the eye is drawn to the White House and is held there. Positioning your subject in the center of the frame isolates it from the background. It brings to prominence whatever is in the middle of the frame and de emphasizes everything else, for this reason, is widely used in portraiture to emphasize facial features. The downside to center positioning ...

is it creates a rather static composition, but sometimes that's okay. Not all images have to evoke dynamic movement all of the time at a very simple level. Subject placement could be broken down into center and off center. In reality, though, it's far more complex. And so in less and six After the following case study, I reveal a technique that will take your photography toe a whole new level. No.

Ratings and Reviews

Edmund Cheung

Perhaps the style of presentation and simple, short, and direct messaging does not "jive" with some; but others may really love this. Yes the production of each episode is stylized and perhaps a bit formal (like a TV Show?), but there is something to be said about it. Perhaps this is not meant for professional photographers? I think of myself as decent amateur / high level photographer. I found lots of great nuggets of wisdom and inspiration from this. Especially when I an in a rut for creativity. Yes I have heard all these concepts and ideas before. BUT it is always great to hear and see a different way of presentation and voice. Please do NOT take the naysayer reviews as the end all. You should judge for yourself and watch a few episodes. If the style and content click for you, I would highly recommend this course.

Kai Atherton

While I am perhaps more advanced in my photography then this course. It is always great to be able to go back to fundamentals and remind ourselves of the basic principles, and even camera function. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and Chris's other. It is a great motivational jumpstart when lacking fresh creative idea's.

Abdullah Alahmari

Thanks a lot to mr. Chris Weston This course is great and It is a 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 course for me. Beside the other course ( mastering the art of photography ) both courses are Complementing to each other and highly recommended.

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