Gif abstract composition

The best learning is self-learning. Some practical ideas for you:

1. Find a photo you want to deconstruct

Discover a photo you like, and let’s start to break it apart.

2. Gaussian blur

Apply Gaussian Blur, to abstract the images, to simply think about composition. Procreate and Photoshop are good choices.

3. Fill in

Use the lasso tool to select parts of the frame you find interesting.

Outline of parts of interest

Then fill it in with any color.

Filling with cyan
Cyan overlay, with background still there

Then hide the initial photo, make the background black, and only show the subject.

Then fill in other compositional elements you find interesting, like the yellow divider.

4. Think about sections

Now consider how the frame is broken up, and how it is divided. Keep adding in colors as you go.

The goal is this:

Strive to discover the ultimate simplicity of shapes, forms, and proportions in the frame.

My final result:

Abstract Cindy walking

And an animated GIF (made in Procreate) to illustrate:

Gif abstract composition

The scene:

background scene

And the tension of subjects (Cindy in far left, walking out of the frame to the left), and the square figure in top right:

Cindy abstract.

All the layers as animated GIF:

And a time lapse video of the making of on iPad and Procreate:

Conclusion: Keep deconstructing

Break things apart to understand them!

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For distilled lessons on composition, read the free ebook: “The Street Photography Composition Manual.”

Further articles to improve your compositions in photography:

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