Another perspective on composition in photography isthat of the distribution of tones and colors. This is intimately connected with exposure and with the ways in which this is later interpreted—traditionally in the darkroom during printing and development, now in digital post-production when the image file is optimized and adjusted.This interconnects with the handling of graphic elements that we examined in the previous chapter—indeed, the two are inseparable.A point functions in a photograph because it has a tonal or color contrast with its background. Lines and shapes also have an effect in proportion to how distinct they are, and ultimately this comes down to tonal and/or color relationships.These ...

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