Have you been struggling with the composition of your images? Even if you try to carefully arrange all the elements, some things just don’t fit in there, right? Well, guess what, there’s a whole list of principles to getting it right and it’s called visual weight in composition. Read along to understand these concepts and use them to create better images.
Understanding Visual Weight in Composition
Light Tones and Dark Areas - Visual Weight in Composition
People and Faces
Visual Balance and Size
Visual Balance and Color
Neutral Background and Isolation
Another way to balance out the colors is to use a neutral background. The idea behind this is that instead of cluttering up the image, just get rid of unwanted elements. When we take in color perspective, think of it as using subdued colors such as light greys in the background and then placing a popping color in the foreground.
Similarly, you can also use this concept in the isolation of elements. When you single out an element, it is bound to carry more visual weight in composition.
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High Contrast - Visual Weight in Composition
Use Negative Space
Both contrast and negative space can work together to complement each other. Imagine negative space as a subject rather than just an empty frame and then try balancing the other parts of your composition with this subject. Contrast on one side complemented with negative space on the other can create a simple, yet mesmerizing image.
Conclusion - Visual Weight in Composition
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