Photo Composition

Learn how to take "good" pictures using the 5 rules of composition: Balance, Rule of Thirds, Simplicity, Framing, and Avoiding Mergers

Students will learn how to take and recognize quality photos. Five simple "rules" will be introduced: Simplicity, Rule of Thirds, Balance, Framing, and Avoiding Mergers.

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Worksheet (DOC)
  • Worksheet (PDF)
  • Balance Example (JPEG)
  • Avoiding Mergers Example (JPEG)
  • Avoiding Mergers Example (JPEG)
  • Framing Example (JPEG)
  • Framing Example (JPEG)
  • Rule of Thirds Example (JPEG)
  • Rule of Thirds Example (JPEG)
  • Simplicity Example (JPEG)