- compositional rules; rule of thirds, grid and alignment 11 GEN reading gravity, form of content, 11 ATAR
- composition = something you make or compose
1. Rule of Thirds
- place objects, but not in the middle
- put them to one side, or to the top or bottom
- Do this so you can direct the eye of the viewer. If an object is placed in the middle of the image, the eye has nowhere to go.
- Go to http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/2742/why-does-the-rule-of-thirds-work/ and look for the heading Why it Works.
- Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 and copy the image with 1/3s and place it into your study notes.
2. Grid and Alignment
- place objects onto a digital solution, considering placement via a grid
- place objects onto a digital solution, lining up the parts in relation to grid
- in the picture below, the large eyes are placed onto the grid to help line up the eyes
3. Reading Gravity
- this is the expected direction that the eye moves when reading, top left to bottom right in a z shape
- place objects to help reading gravity, eg start text top left
- the red arrows below show the pathway that our eyes follow in order to locate words
4. Form of Content
- the shape of the expected content
- a list has a different shape and requires certain layout (see numbered list below)
- columns have an expected shape (see article below)
- a heading has an expected shape (see article below)
Image source: Social Media in Schools, 2010, Department of Education WA
FOR YOU TO DO
- In future, apply the compositional rules principles to your digital compositions.
- Create a document which shows the red squares which make up the 'rule of thirds'. (screen dump if necessary)
- Create a second document which shows a grid and placement of smaller images according to the grid.
- Upload these document to your eFolio.
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