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Learning to Photograph - Volume 2 by Georg Banek, Cora Banek

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08

The Overall Effect

In the previous chapters we took a detailed look at the individual building blocks of image design. We considered all the applications for each method and analyzed how they work. To be as explicit as possible in our discussion, we assumed that, in any given image, only one variable would change while all others remained constant. This isn’t how photographers work in practice, however; multiple design elements are usually in play at the same time, even when one particular aspect of a photo’s design tends to dominate the others.

This chapter looks at the simultaneous interplay of all design tools. They don’t always combine in the same way, and it’s not possible to explain how a photo functions with any sort of mathematical ...

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