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11/29/2012 10:43:38 AM · #1
The Principle of Proportion

COMPOSITION, BALANCE & PROPORTION

Proportion Advanced Editing
11/29/2012 10:50:35 AM · #2
You just want to post an elephant in a lake which is proportionally smaller then the surrounding mountaintops
11/29/2012 11:04:46 AM · #3
If he finds an elephant in the Rockies I am immediately giving it a 10! Unless, of course, Richard is the only one who can see it ...
11/29/2012 11:22:50 AM · #4
Divine Composition With Fibonacci’s Ratio (The Rule of Thirds on Steroids)

No elephants. No lakes, right now (frozen or empty). No snow, due to drought.

Proportions are important in photography. The images that sell in my gallery are the ones with harmonious composition.

Before one of the yokels says otherwise, this is not a freestudy. It is, however, an educational opportunity.
11/29/2012 11:27:49 AM · #5
Free Study with size.oh ar oh ar oh ar.
11/29/2012 11:41:51 AM · #6
Maybe you like this

Now you can instantly draw the golden sections, or other divine proportions, as an aid to composition. This plugin can draw fibonacci sequences such as the golden sections, golden spiral and the golden triangles. In addition it also can draw the harmonious triangles and the rule of thirds - based on composition through identity. The best way to use the plugin is to output the drawing to a transparent top layer you can move around for cropping.
Ships with a golden section calculator.

[I wonder if Vermeer knew that he did al that ;p ]

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so now i crop it like this?

Message edited by author 2012-11-29 12:02:43.
11/29/2012 12:10:26 PM · #7
I am an amateur and this is confusing me, Isn't the idea to take a shot with good proportions anyway for a photo to be visually appealing and technically acceptable? Is the idea to kind of point it out or emphasize it this time?
11/29/2012 12:14:03 PM · #8
Originally posted by lady:

I am an amateur and this is confusing me, Isn't the idea to take a shot with good proportions anyway for a photo to be visually appealing and technically acceptable? Is the idea to kind of point it out or emphasize it this time?


I don't know Lady... this won't help you in the field but you can see afterwards if you got it right I guess. I kind of hope to have some of this 'vision' coming to me naturally so I am composing until i feel it is right and afterwards can see if I did it right.

But as I said; I don't know, just saw and read about this site yesterday
11/29/2012 12:23:35 PM · #9
Originally posted by HCvE:

Originally posted by lady:

I am an amateur and this is confusing me, Isn't the idea to take a shot with good proportions anyway for a photo to be visually appealing and technically acceptable? Is the idea to kind of point it out or emphasize it this time?


I don't know Lady... this won't help you in the field but you can see afterwards if you got it right I guess. I kind of hope to have some of this 'vision' coming to me naturally so I am composing until i feel it is right and afterwards can see if I did it right.

But as I said; I don't know, just saw and read about this site yesterday


the fact that you say " you don't know" is already comforting to me, thanks HCvE :D , I guess I'll read the articles on this page, do what I think is right, and hope I will get coments later on that would guide me
11/29/2012 12:28:10 PM · #10
Originally posted by hahn23:

The Principle of Proportion


Mostly agree with the proportion "examples", not in total agreement with the harmony "examples".... Sometimes you just gotta put things off-center...

And note the challenge description says

Proportion · Advanced Editing
Take a shot that shows proportion OR LACK THEREOF.
5 days and 11 hours left · 2 entries received · Enter this challenge

Just stirring the pot a little...

-m

Message edited by author 2012-11-29 16:10:07.
11/29/2012 12:29:40 PM · #11
Here's a kicker to those with "theories": "Take a shot that shows proportion or the lack thereof."

Free Study! LOL (sorry Richard).

ETA - Someone else was "stirring the pot" while I was typing. :-D

Message edited by author 2012-11-29 12:30:41.
11/29/2012 12:32:49 PM · #12
Originally posted by lady:



the fact that you say " you don't know" is already comforting to me, thanks HCvE :D , I guess I'll read the articles on this page, do what I think is right, and hope I will get coments later on that would guide me


You can always ask for comments and plenty people will be happy to help you...

11/29/2012 12:34:56 PM · #13
I'll do a nude self portrait, that'll work ;p
11/29/2012 12:56:45 PM · #14
I kinda thought this meant take a picture that gave a sense of proportion (not a principle of proportion) -- exactly like the elephant in the lake.

Or like this one that shows the size of size of a redwood vs a size of a person

Message edited by author 2012-11-29 12:58:57.
11/29/2012 01:01:10 PM · #15
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Here's a kicker to those with "theories": "Take a shot that shows proportion or the lack thereof."

Free Study! LOL (sorry Richard).

ETA - Someone else was "stirring the pot" while I was typing. :-D

Yes, but to demonstrate awareness of "good" proportions, one would need to make an obvious "lack thereof". Definitely not a free study as either/or criteria will be applied. I do admit it will be a challenging challenge to meet.
11/29/2012 01:03:10 PM · #16
Originally posted by vawendy:

I kinda thought this meant take a picture that gave a sense of proportion (not a principle of proportion) -- exactly like the elephant in the lake.

Or like this one that shows the size of size of a redwood vs a size of a person

That is a valid example, which would meet the challenge. Of course, one can do both.
11/29/2012 01:12:53 PM · #17
Originally posted by vawendy:

I kinda thought this meant take a picture that gave a sense of proportion (not a principle of proportion) -- exactly like the elephant in the lake.

Or like this one that shows the size of size of a redwood vs a size of a person

Curiously, I have a picture of Penny next to a redwood. UNfortunately, it was shot on the 27th ;-(
11/29/2012 01:30:28 PM · #18
Originally posted by vawendy:

I kinda thought this meant take a picture that gave a sense of proportion (not a principle of proportion) -- exactly like the elephant in the lake.

Or like this one that shows the size of size of a redwood vs a size of a person


holy shit, is that tree real?
11/29/2012 01:43:05 PM · #19
just got my idea...
now... how to accomplish it discreetly. hmmmm..... a challenge, indeed
11/29/2012 01:43:39 PM · #20
Originally posted by HCvE:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I kinda thought this meant take a picture that gave a sense of proportion (not a principle of proportion) -- exactly like the elephant in the lake.

Or like this one that shows the size of size of a redwood vs a size of a person


holy shit, is that tree real?


Yup -- I have that issue. Isn't it awesome?!
11/29/2012 01:45:49 PM · #21
Originally posted by glad2badad:

"Take a shot that shows proportion or the lack thereof."



I think this is the lack thereof example:

pushing-the-leaning-tower.JPG

photo taken from the web.

Message edited by author 2012-11-29 13:46:02.
11/29/2012 01:50:41 PM · #22
Everyone takes that same stupid photo, why not at least stand on the other side and kick the damn thing?
11/29/2012 01:52:10 PM · #23
Originally posted by HCvE:

Everyone takes that same stupid photo, why not at least stand on the other side and kick the damn thing?


I haven't... :P
11/29/2012 01:53:12 PM · #24
Originally posted by vawendy:

I think this is the lack thereof example:

pushing-the-leaning-tower.JPG

photo taken from the web.


What's doin' that guy in Pisa? :)
11/29/2012 03:11:11 PM · #25
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I kinda thought this meant take a picture that gave a sense of proportion (not a principle of proportion) -- exactly like the elephant in the lake.

Or like this one that shows the size of size of a redwood vs a size of a person

Curiously, I have a picture of Penny next to a redwood. UNfortunately, it was shot on the 27th ;-(

Then I guess mine is too old too ... :-(

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