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The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt

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PART 1:FRAMING ANDBORDERS

 

 

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABOUT FINDING OUT WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE FRAME. WHAT YOU PUT FOUR EDGES AROUND SOME FACTS, YOU CHANGE THOSE FACTS.”—GARRY WINOGRAND

 

IMAGES © MARK ESHBAUGH, from his series Day’s End, Triptych (Chelmsford, MA).

 

 

WHAT IS “THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE” EXACTLY?

Simply stated, the image is the product or confluence of three components as captured within a frame. The three components can be described as subject, form, and content (Ocvirk et al., 2002, pp. 12–15). In fact, every work of art, including images, sculpture, music, literature, and dance, is comprised of these three components. Although the naming ...

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