We are exploring Roberto Valenzuela's book "Picture Perfect Practice." Our photography book club will be spending two weeks per chapter diving into various photography concepts through reading the chapter, video tutorials, live discussion and sharing our work. This week we are studying Chapter 1, geometry in photography.
geometry in photography
Roberto explains the most common geometric shapes in our environment: rectangles, circles, triangles, polygons, squares, and arches, along with leading, parallel, and converging lines. He then demonstrates how we can use those shapes to frame and balance our subjects.
If you prefer to watch a demonstration, click on the YouTube video below as I walk you through it.
Framing your subject with geometric shapes
Using a shape to frame your subject is an easy way to create impact as well as break up the monotony of just shooting your subject straight on. As you begin to get more comfortable with your camera, experiment with placing your subject within a natural frame like a doorway, window, or naturally occurring shape in the environment.
Let take a look at some examples below:
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Andrea started The Big Girl School because she loves sharing her passion of photography with other women. As a former trainer at Microsoft and current professional photographer, she has the unique ability to break down technical jargon of the camera into easy to understand language. She loves nothing more than to see her students grow and thrive in their photographic journey.
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