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Then have somebody place several small objects on a table, quickly and without
any special thought, so you will be faced with a variety of things - such as bottles,
vegetables, a comb, soap, gloves, a book - to work with. Now you are ready to ...
from objects and view them as shapes. He will be arranging circles, ovals, and
rectangles, not trees, faces, and buildings - and find good composition much
easier to achieve. All shapes are two-dimensional, such as a square, a circle, the
Good balance means taking advantage of tension without letting the visual pull of
any one object get out of control. Asymmetrical, or informal, balance differs from
imbalance. An unbalanced photograph is one that has no overall unity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - patl - www.librarything.com
Freeman Patterson's book is a classic, and with very good reason. It was helpful for me in many areas: composition of visual art; contemplative photography; focusing and discovering my vision ... Read full review
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This Third Edition familiarizes readers with the traditional principles of composition and visual design. The jargon-free text provides practical techniques and innovative exercises for breaking with ... Read full review