Elements of Composition in Photography: Shape

 

In a series of earlier compositions, we have discussed the line (line) as one of the constituent elements of the composition of a photograph. Well, let’s move on to the next element: the form (shape).
Basically, the form is more fundamental than the other elements because the shape is the way we give the identification of an object (oh, excuse my words very abstract …). You just can you estimate what ya look like a radio broadcaster based sound you hear, but never see directly you can only guess. You may smell the fragrance of flowers and guess about the type flowers, but without direct form you will never be sure whether you guessed right or wrong.
In principle, the shape gives your photos a distinct identity so that people who see no need to guess. A silhouette image as the photo above is the most obvious example of the form.
Further implementation, geometric shapes also can use as a benchmark in setting up several objects in your photos so your photos will look more dynamic as well organized. Suppose you have to shoot 3 people in a single picture, if you set up the same three high you will get a photo of the rigid and less unsightly. Than if you arrange them to form a triangle then the whole picture you will look more dynamic, balanced and interesting.

Just another example of the geometric arrangement:

Okay, good to experiment with forms in your photos.