It is possible to draw out qualities of a picture by using image composition techniques. The following images are pictures I took myself that demonstrate this.
Title: Lampshade Recreation
Composition Technique: Contrast, Simplify the Scene, Creative with Colors
Purpose: A recreation of Man Ray’s Lampshade. By employing similar techniques as the original piece, this photo is meant to capture the same feeling with its melancholy colors.
Title: Good Evening
Composition Technique: Background, Contrast
Purpose: A frozen time capsule of a time bygone. The picture is given depth through the foreground brush, background buildings and sky. The lighting gives the brush an almost mystic feeling.
Title: A Chance Meeting (Photo)
Composition Technique: Frame Within a Frame
Purpose: The perfect capture of a meeting that few have witnessed. The picture is given a strange depth by being taken behind a window’s frame and the frame acts as a wall giving the cats their own respective boxes.
Composition Technique: Diagonals, Leading Lines, Vertical Orientation
Purpose: A demonstration of the height human creations reach. The angle of the photo gives no frame of reference for the pole’s true height against the blue sky background which gives the photo a towering sensation. The vertical orientation also pushes this perspective.
Title: Rock on a Stump
Composition Technique: Fill the Frame, Rule of Thirds, Avoid the Center
Purpose: A slightly unusual sight given an equally odd photo. Though the rock and stump are the focus, it is relegated to the corner of the photo and leaves space for the surrounding imagery. It gives a feeling of the image being larger than it truly is.