The week we’ll be looking at photographs which highlight a different photographic element. Here are the original photos and their sources.
2. Photographer: Joyce Le. Source: http://www.photocontestinsider.com/2013/06/national-geographic-traveler-portraits/
The first element to analyze is leading lines as illustrated thus:
Railroads are the most obvious example of leading lines in a photo. The lines in the photo lead the eye to a specific point, called the focal point. Lines in the scenery surrounding also lead the eye to the focal point.
Rule of Thirds
The next element to analyze is the rule of thirds. If the main subject of a photo is not in the center, it is visually appealing to have it situated in proportion to the rule of thirds:
Depth of Field
The last element is the depth of field. The depth of field creates distance in the photo in a different way than leading lines. While leading lines end at a certain point, depth of field spans throughout the entire photo. Objects towards the bottom of the photo are bigger and clearer than objects near the top, creating a sense of depth:
I took a picture trying to illustrate the same concept: