Media Studies Still Images

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  • Created by: Kelly
  • Created on: 18-09-14 12:09



Important photographic areas

  • Shot type;
  • The use of the focus
  • Colours (What colours are high-lighted/strongly domiant etc etc)
  • The subject(s) in the photo
  • Setting (Including 'rule of thirds')

But what IS the rule of thirds?

The first written record of 'rule of thirds' being mentioned was in 1797 by John Thomas Smith! (He was obviously referring to oil paintings, though.)

The rule of thirds is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. (Wiki defintion)

So.... It's a compostion technique!

The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts


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