A'ight, people. Get ready for some photographic acción ovah heeyuh!
DID I HEAR SOMEONE SAY GRAPHIC COMPOSITION??
Centered, symmetrical: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Rule of thirds/horizontal: Building facade in Sevilla, Spain
Ooooh wait, but what about HORIZONTAL VS. VERTICAL ORIENTATION??
Vertical orientation draws attention on the two patterned yellow buildings...
Bet you wanna see some VARIETY OF FOCAL LENGTHS!
Fore/Mid/Background: Cat on Montserrat, Barcelona
Check out how dramatic this cat becomes in the foreground, while the photographer is in the mid ground and the majestic mountain landscape falls to the background.
Now how about some FRAMING??
^ Gargoyles on the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Wait till you see my OTHER LOW-LIGHT SETTING PHOTOGRAPHS:
The Eiffel Tower at night, and a Chandelier in an opera house in Paris
Wanna see some MORE INTERESTING ANGLES??
Clockwise from top left:
Plaza in Sevilla, Spain, from the Cathedral bell tower; Streetwall in Madrid, Spain, from across the plaza and standing on playground equipment; Cuatro Torres Business District in Madrid, Spain, from the ground; Liz Cooney on the Mirador Building in Madrid, Spain, from balcony above.
All of these photos present the subject in a unique way based on the position of the camera and the composition of the shot. The angle, composition, and distance from the subject can even influence the identity of the subject. For instance, below:
Upside-down and with exaggerated perspective, this strange facade becomes a sculptural object.
Mirrored in a reflection pool, a dimly lit gothic-groin-vaulted hallway flattens into a monochromatic, symmetrical composition and loses it's meaning as a 3-dimensional space.
The brick pavement in this garden, photographed up close, reads as a texture image.
BAM. All these photos were taken previous to this clam assignment. I think I've pretty much got the gist as far as photographic composition goes; I do as much as I can with a point-and-snap anyway. Someday when I've got a lot of money lying around I'll buy a really nice camera and then I'll have to learn all the fancy lens mechanics again. Hasta entonces.