Sunday, June 26, 2011

Photography Tip: One More Class You Should Definitely Take

In high school, I took a mandatory art appreciation class that I never imagined would be applicable later in life. Fast forward to today, I thank my lucky stars that I did (surprising revelation, right?). Taking a basic art class lays the foundation for concepts like
  • Color theory: complementary colors, the color wheel, symbolism
  • Elements of design: points, lines, planes, solids
  • (A)symmetry, (dis)harmony
  • The golden rectangle
  • Linear perspective, vanishing points
  • And much, much more!
At one of the colleges I attended for photography, Art "101" was actually a prerequisite for photography majors. Gee, I wonder why.

No comments:

Post a Comment