How to See Like a Photographer and Visual Artist

  1. Look for curves (arabesque) between your subjects and other visual elements in the scene.
  2. Strive to simplify the scene, but keep the composition elegant (dynamic curves and movement).
  3. For color, the point is to make images which allow your viewer’s eyes look around the frame.
  4. Focus on certain shapes, forms, and other visual elements which interest you.
  5. For composition, consider the proportions of the image. The proportion of your subject in respect to the other elements in the scene. Consider the proportions of different colors in a scene.
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