PROGAM "Art or Photography? (7:30 PM PDT)
Elements of Design as Tools to Create Artistic Photographs
Presenter: Susanne Karlak, fine art photographer
The 6 Elements of Design are line, color, pattern, texture, form and shape. Together or individually, they are powerful tools to shape the mood and beauty of your photographs. In this presentation, we will explore each element individually and illustrate its use in photography with examples from Susanne’s galleries.
The most influential element is line. Without it, there would be no shapes or forms, and without those there would be no texture or pattern. Color is also a very powerful element; it creates the overall mood and appearance of the photograph. As photographers, we use these elements almost without thinking. One of the goals of this presentation is to bring their role and importance into your conscious thoughts.
In addition to an investigation of the design elements, we will briefly look at compositional elements regarding placement of shapes in the image, elimination of distracting elements and the impact of light.
The primary goal of the presentation is for you to enjoy the evening and perhaps become inspired to pay attention to the design elements that determine the quality of your images.