Animal Compositions & Techiques

Leading Lines

Repetition & Grouping


Silhouette Lighting

Formal Balance

Informal Balance

Rule of Thirds

Low Horizon Line

High Horizon Line

High Key Lighting

Low Key Lighting

Angle Up

Angle Down

Close Distance

Far Distance

Solf Focus

Sharp Focus

Selective Focus

Artist Statement:

The subject of these photographs are the composition rules and techniques in photography using a zebra figurine. To create these photos I went outside of my school and around my house and took photos of each of the composition rules and techniques. The material I used was my Canon rebel digital camera, I then edited it using the iphoto app on my macbook. I chose to take these photos because they fit within each of the rules and I really liked the colors and shapes that were created.

The elements of art that I used were color, shape, and space. The principals of design that I used were pattern, contrast, and proportion/scale. The composition rules/ techniques that I used were all of the composition rules and techniques for photography.

My project evolved because I had no set idea of what I was going to take pictures of, I only knew that I had to follow the rules provided and include the zebra. The meaning behind this artwork is to not always have to be serious about everything, something's can involve a little humor. This project relates to my life because zebras of one of my favorite animals. If I could change anything about these photographs I would use different types of editing for some of the images.