Composition Assignment


These photos shows two different sides of me, the first two pictures were taken in Williamsburg, Virginia and Washington D.C. I was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Ohio when I was young but it still home to me. As a family, we try to visit these places as often as possible and I am always very comfortable and feel safe when I am there. The next to pictures are of Lake Erie, one taken in the summer and the other taken in the winter when the lake is frozen over. Lake Erie holds a special place in my heart because I have lived five minutes away from the lake for most of my life and my friends and I would go spend hours on end on the beaches after school or during the summer.

The picture of the wreath is an example of symmetric and closed composition. The shutters are the same position and draw your attention to the colors of the wreath. I did not do too much to edit this photo, I basically just cropped it a little bit to frame the wreath. The second photo is of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is an example of open and symmetric composition. I cropped the photo because there was a lot of open space in the sky and there was a person’s hand holding a camera in the bottom right corner and I used the patch tool, clone stamp tool and spot healing brush tool to edit the hand of the photo. The third picture of the lake is an example of open composition. In Photoshop, I brought out the blue in the sky by using the color balance and vibrance settings. The last photo is an example of thirds composition, my friend is in the left third of the photo and his black jacket stands out against the white snow and blue sky. In Photoshop, I cropped the photo a little and brought out the blue in the sky.