Knowing visual balance can also make good works

We learn from various composition methods

I can slowly understand

One of the goals of composition is

Achieve visual balance

Let’s recall

What are the traditional and classic composition methods used?


The content focus of the subject

For example, the eyes of people in portrait shooting

Put it on the third line

Guide line method

Point the picture line to the element

Concentrated on the horizontal line or diagonal line

In the direction of guide line

Enhance drama and dynamic feeling

Correspondence method

Use size and distance in space perspective

Arrange several object elements

Both sides of the picture are balanced

Filling method

Close to the main objective

Or remove the excessive blank after cutting

Achieve compact and full effect

If you are familiar with all these

very nice!

Now put them all aside!

Forget them all

Because then we broke the tradition

Complete composition balance in a new way

What are the new methods?

-Contrast balance method of light and shade-

No need to rely on trichotomy, etc

Method of paying attention to the position of objects on the screen

To meet visual balance

In the picture

The visual weight of the dark part of the shadow is thicker than that of the light part

When there are obvious dark features on one side of the picture

There are two ways to balance the picture:

① The increased light area on the other side is balanced

② Add dark elements on the other side to achieve balance

Let’s take a look at actual examples

Hair on the right is in a dark area

High visual weight

The left side of the picture (the face of the person) is brighter than the one receiving more light

Too much visual weight causes the viewing to shift to the right

The imbalance between left light and right heavy

And easy to visual fatigue

Balanced composition improvement

After increasing the left light space

The left and right light and shade are balanced

More comfortable vision

The upper left side, although the overall picture is left blank

The shadow of the figure silhouette is on one side of the three-point line

Let the center of gravity lean to the right

By increasing the space left on the right

Widen the horizontal direction and transfer the center of gravity

Balanced composition improvement

Even if the main character is not on the three-point line

It can also achieve comfortable picture balance

Eyes as fun points on the three-point line

But the shadow area of the hair in front causes distraction

It prevents the audience from focusing on the eyes at the first time

Enlarge left area

Add more dark space

Balance the dark parts on both sides

Colleagues form dark light dark partitions

The eyes in the middle are highlighted

Balanced composition improvement

Adding dark elements

Multiple increase/decrease debugging is required

Achieve the best balance

-Direction and narrative visual balance-

Most people in modern times

Text reading habits are from left to right

The same goes for viewing photos

Appreciating the content of the screen is like watching a story

The audience is watching the screen at the same time

It is also to complete the reading of the content story

A story has its ups and downs

The composition of a photo is the same

Lead in observation from one side

Then the main interest point

It should be the highlight of the picture story

The rest will fade out quickly

Let’s take a look at actual examples

Look from left to right

On the left is the interior background and the dark part of the characters

Go to the central part of the main character’s facial expression

To the right window

The lines at the bottom of the window lead the view from the characters to the outside of the picture

Draw attention away after the subject

Not an ideal balanced composition

Flip the screen horizontally

Introduced from the light part of the left window

With upper guide line

Lead from the border to the main character

Finally, the end of the dark background on the right

Balanced composition improvement

More in line with people’s visual observation habits

A lot of overall balance

From the left side

Character face (center of gravity)

The left figure’s torso and hands

Too flat to balance

Also use horizontal flip

Adjust the character orientation

Address situations where priorities are premature

Introduced from the trunk and hands

And then the face

Balanced composition improvement

The picture is more natural and smooth

Jump out of rote learning and apply composition

Find the essential purpose of composition

Drop the old burden of classical composition

Grasp the picture with visual balance

Free and more creative

It can move the audience more

Did you learn?