inspiration: balanced composition

Week 17 : Balanced composition (is pretty straightforward, unless you are trying to shoot in the “Accidental Renaissance” style. So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style.)

This week’s photo challenge has me stumped. My research of “Accidental Renaissance” style directs me to Reddit’s definition:

  • A photo that accidentally resembles the types of art popular from the 14th-19th centuries.
  • Composition: Triangular/Pyramidial figures, Dynamic, assymetrical composition, foreshortening, and of course the use of the Fibonacci sequence or Golden Ratio
  • Lighting: Featuring use of sfumato (blurring/softening of outlines) and/or chiaroscuro (strong contrasts between light and dark
  • Subject: Landscapes, people, scenes, that feature one or both of the above.

So…these three represent my visualization of balanced images in the Accidental Renaissance style.

This YouTune video is the most “understandable” explanation of the golden ratio I have found.

Images submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

2 Comments

  1. That video was most interesting. I like the idea of a golden ratio. It seems that, until you got used to it, it would take a bit more to capture than the rule of thirds, but I really l like it. Thanks, Brenda.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to visit and sharing your thoughts. I’ve found that it is a bit easier to edit with the rule of thirds or golden rule as opposed to composing them in mind behind the camera’s lens. Maybe some day…

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