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Photographic Composition by David Page, Richard D. Zakia

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Gestalt Composition

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David M. Spindel

Irene and Frederick Joliot-Curie (Magnum Photo)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Similarity
Proximity
Similarity and Proximity
Continuation
Closure
Exercises

Similarity: Things that are similar in size, shape, color, movement, and so on will be seen as belonging together and grouped as a unit. In this black-and-white photograph by Bresson, two prominent French scientists who are husband and wife are similarly dressed in dark clothes, have similar expressions and similar lighting on their faces, and hold ...

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