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Table of Contents

About the Authors

Using the Maps

About the Photographs

The Maps


Image Structure
MAP 1 - Visual Weight 8
MAP 2 - The Rule-of-Thirds Grid Lines 9
MAP 3 - Frame and Cradle the Subject 10
MAP 4 - The Rule-of-Thirds 11
MAP 5 - Lines and Layers 12
MAP 6 - Compose the Head and Shoulders Portrait 13
MAP 7 - Balance and Negative Space 14
MAP 8 - Visual Flow 15
MAP 9 - Unusual Subject Placement 16
MAP 10 - Another “Thirds” Technique 17

Subject Placement
MAP 11 - Guideline: Move / Look into the Frame 19
MAP 12 - Single-subject Vertical 20
MAP 13 - Supportive Lines 21
MAP 14 - Subject Size 22
MAP 15 - Composing the Panorama 23
MAP 16 - Supportive Background 24

Using Lines
MAP 17 - Repeating Lines 26
MAP 18 - Contrasting Lines, Lines and motion 27
MAP 19 - Lead-in Lines 28
MAP 20 - Lines and a Visual Path 29
MAP 21 - Using Zig-zag Lines 30
MAP 22 - Repeating Lines / Framing Lines 31
MAP 23 - Lines and Visual Flow 32
MAP 24 - Lines as Visual Anchors 33
MAP 25 - Implied Lines 34
MAP 26 - Using Lines to Create Mood 35
MAP 27 - Lines as Visual Paths 36
MAP 28 - Visual Flow 37
Understanding Color
Color 39
MAP 29 - Monotone Palette 40
MAP 30 - Two Uses for Light Gradations 41
MAP 31 - Images with a Lack of Color 42
MAP 32 - Light Gradation / Supporting Backgrounds 43

Creating Emphasis
MAP 33 - Vertical or Horizontal 45
MAP 34 - Repeating Shapes 46
MAP 35 - Using the Edges 47
MAP 36 - Supporting Backgrounds 48
MAP 37 - Highlighting a Feature 49
MAP 38 - Framing with Habitat 50

Composition Styles
MAP 39 - Layers: Structure 52
MAP 40 - Layers: Content 53
MAP 41 - Composition Styles: Showcase 54
MAP 42 - Composition Styles: Close-up Portrait 55
MAP 43 - Composition Styles: Multiple Layers 56

Breaking the Rules, Tricks and Tips
MAP 44 - Foreshortening 58
MAP 45 - Leave More Room in Front than Behind 59
MAP 46 - Use Threes and Not Twos 60
MAP 47 - Leave More Room in Front than Behind 61
MAP 48 - Embrace the Bulls-eye 62
MAP 49 - Precision Camera Controls - No Map 63
MAP 50 - Keep the Subject Out-of-Center - No Map 64

Glossary 65

Photographs 70

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