Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Composition: Rule of thirds

Here's an excellent tutorial on the rule of thirds. As we discussed in class Tuesday, it's one of the primary principles of compostion. Visual artists have been applying this rule for centuries.

Combined with other principles of composition like eye direction, converging lines, repetition of form and body language, the rule of thirds will make a dramatic difference in your photos. Utilize it when you shoot but learn to recognize in all forms of visual communication like film, painting, graphic design, interior design and architecture.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Red-eye elimination using Photoshop

As discussed in class, red-eye occurs when working in low light and your subject's pupils are dialated. Because your subject is looking directly into the camera and the flash illuminates the choroid, tissue at the back of the eye filled with blood vessels.

Here's an excellent tutorial for removing red eye.