Photo Composition for Better Photography
Notes from the Web



The element of a photo composition are its building blocks

  • Lines - connect objects, delineate boundaries between contrasting area, and provide a path for the eye.
  • Shapes - 2D areas within the composition
  • Forms - the 3D quality of an object
  • Value - the intensity of light regardless of color; contrast
  • Color - hue or wavelength, also more complicated values such as hot, cool, distant, etc.
  • Textures - the real or perceived surface quality of objects within the composition

This laundry list is of compositional elements is entirely debatable