Beyond the Rule of Thirds

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Beyond the Rule of Thirds by Mind Map: Beyond the Rule of Thirds

1. Technique

1.1. Camera Pan

1.1.1. fast motion

1.1.2. brings out foreground

1.1.3. foreground is still, background is blurry

1.2. Focal Length

1.2.1. Wide will tell a story

1.2.2. Tele will isolate

1.3. View Finder Grid

1.3.1. grid screen

1.3.2. grid appears in viewfinder with custom functions

1.4. Horizons

1.4.1. should never cross middle of the image

1.4.2. either top or bottom third should be used

1.5. Rule of Thirds

1.5.1. divided into thirds horizontally and vertically

1.5.2. lines come together to create four options as to where to place the subject of the image

1.6. Three Compositions

1.6.1. foreground

1.6.2. middle ground

1.6.3. background

1.7. Tripods

1.7.1. slower shutter speed, greater depth of field

1.7.2. increases craft of making the image

1.8. Directional Elements

1.8.1. physical lines

1.8.2. spatial lines

1.8.3. highlights and shadows

1.8.4. spatial futures

1.9. Anchor Elements

1.9.1. subjects

1.9.2. objects

1.9.3. highlight and shadow masses

1.9.4. color masses and splotches

2. Historical Images

2.1. Renaissance Art

2.1.1. created a set of rules that defines how composition came to be

2.1.2. overruled Western art

2.1.3. Leonardo DaVinci "The Last Supper"

2.2. Medieval Art

2.2.1. flat and icon based images

2.2.2. not much realism, leaning more towards religion and symbols

3. Theories/Laws

3.1. Hockney Falco

3.1.1. artist David Hockney and physicist Charles M. Falco

3.1.2. advances of realism and accuracy in Western Art

3.1.3. camera obscura, camera lucida, curved mirrors

3.2. Positive and Negative Space

3.2.1. negative space; empty, space around object or form

3.2.2. positive space; space filled with lines, subjects, colors, shapes

3.3. Color Vs. Black and White

3.3.1. bold color , subject matter, and emotions work better in Black and White

3.4. Roland Barthe's "Camera Lucida"

3.4.1. image causing reaction or attraction

3.4.2. studium; general liking or commitment to image

3.4.3. punctum; transcends studium, punctuates image into consciousness of viewer

3.5. Bokeh

3.5.1. Japanese

3.5.2. noun meaning blurred or fuzzy

3.6. Breaking the Law

3.6.1. when unorthodox compositions fit

3.6.2. the subject is what makes the image