compositional theory … The S Curve … a photo prompt
Good Friday Morning Loves ! This Morning I join Lori at La-La’s HDC Blog for her Foto Friday Blog Hop … at the end is her button, which you can follow to join us! This is a comfortable prompt in that the rules are really a simple invitation to join us (appropriate photography only), with no pressure for perfection in photography. As an amateur photographer … it’s a passionate hobby, I appreciate the no pressure thing and love the interpretations that all the photographers take within the same prompt! We really are …
Created in His image and special in His eyes! Genesis 1:27
Our prompt today is:
The S Curve
Intrigued by the concept of the S curve, I have thought about the prompt for a few days now. Then being the amateur photographer I did a little google-ing on the subject, here’s what I learned very quickly.
‘ In compositional theory, certain geometric shapes are often used by artists to guide the viewer’s eye throughout a picture space…and the “S” curve is one that bears mentioning. Look for elements within a potential picture space that aid in allowing the viewer’s eye to follow the winding path from a starting point to an ending point. … The S curve composition has a sensual feel to it, slightly dangerous and very compelling. The next time you have a camera in hand, keep an eye open for visual pathways that mimic this serpentine geometry.’ ~ Mark Hemmings
With this prompt I learned something about this photographic gift that I have. Intrigued by the S curve, I obviously set myself to knowing what it really was. Another learning curve … haha … 😉 … I guess. But as I looked at other’s photographers interpretations of the S I realized … NO, I felt my eye being drawn sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly along that “seductive curve” that Mark so aptly described.
My eye enjoys the illusion of movement in art, and the S curve satisfies that focus; as does the other geometrical aspects of the art of photography. While it remains satisfying to some extent in paintings and sculpture, for me, I know, now, that I truly am drawn to the real movement that photography provides me.
So true to my over-the-top personality here are several (sorry) photos taken over this spring and summer which I think fulfill this particular compositional theory. I was amazed that I could get the glide of the eye from both natural and man-made subjects!
So much fun this morning! Thanks Lori! 🙂
The Curve Called “S”
I so enjoyed this prompt and the thought I had to put into understanding it and then depicting it in my photography!
Also!!!! I am so excited that you all, over on La-La’s Foto Friday, liked one of my “Pattern” pictures from last week so much that Lori graciously showcased it this week!
Thank YOU! 🙂
Now grab your camera and join us …