What Makes a Great Photography Composition #2: W. Eugene Smith and Josef Koudelka

More analyses of W Eugene Smith and Josef Koudelka:

1. W. Eugene Smith: Minimalism in portraiture

Minimalist portrait:

Strong figure to ground — separation of subject from background.

Lovely curves and circles in the picture:

2. W. Eugene Smith: Layers

Minimalist layers — with 3 subjects:

3. Josef Koudelka: Single subject

Single subject, with depth in the scene, with good separation and edge detection:

4. W. Eugene Smith: Silhouette and action

Diagonal movement, silhouette of man, and epic smoke:

5. Joseph Koudelka: Extreme contrast

Simple black subject against white background — the ultimate simple figure to ground:

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