Artists use the elements of design line, shape, color, texture,
form, and space to express ideas and feelings. They make conscious
choices about which elements best express a subject, while keeping
in mind how other elements affect the image. Porter used all of
the basic elements above when he photographed.
Photographers like Porter look at everything around them and
select exactly where they will focus their cameras. Once decided,
the photographer will:
We will look at these three techniques in more depth.
- frame the chosen subject;
- select an angle of view;
- decide when and how to take the photograph for light quality.