Introduce and define the Principles of Art.
The Principles of Design incorporate the Elements of Art in a photograph. The Principles of Design include Balance, Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Repetition, Rhythm, Variety, Unity, and Contrast. Balance shows the weight of the objects on both sides of the image, and this includes asymmetrical balance where both sides aren’t the same but seem balanced to the eye, there also is symmetrical where both sides are equally balanced with the same shape and view. Emphasis is one part of a photo standing out to the rest of the photo, this could be used to show a smaller item in front of a background, or can be shown through framing. Movement is the movement of the lines in the photo, the lines must be curved and have to lead the viewers eyes to one point. Pattern and Repetition is the repetition of a pattern continuously, this showing something \ like a few shapes being repeated. Rhythm is the movement of lines that could have repetition to show a complete photo. Variety is where there are different aspects of principles, or a variety of shape/color, the photo showing a variety of objects or shapes. Unity shows multiples objects or things having one common aspect. Contrast is the difference between 2 or 3 things, such as the color of the objects or the color difference.
Why are the principles helpful when learning how to discuss and critique photography?
The principles give a type of guideline in which the photographer can use, because there are many usually, when people take photos they can capture different principles in which people can discuss what principles were used.
What did you learn from this activity?
You can learn the different principles and how to apply them to regular photography. From this activity I learned how to see the different principles in a regular day.
Discuss your favorite photo. What principle does it exemplify and how? What elements are organized by this principle? Be explicit and descriptive.
My favorite photo is above, it shows an asymmetrical photo, and the photo is divided by a brick wall. On both sides of the wall there are different parts of the ground. One is the concrete and another is of grass.