Beautiful shapes make beautiful pictures

Article Excerpt: “Graphic design refers to the shapes of things. Some objects have beautiful shapes and some have shapes that are uninteresting, boring, or messy. Graphics are a fundamental consideration in taking great images, because beautiful shapes make beautiful pictures. The thing I look for first and foremost in my work as I assess subjects to shoot is an artistic graphic form. No matter how great the lighting may be, if your subject isn’t graphically pleasing, chances are the picture will be unimpressive.”~Jim Zuckerman on Composition: Graphic Design

(Photo location: Shercon Resort, Lipa City)


6 responses


    December 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks! Regards too! Keep on capturing the world, great images you have!

      December 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

      • Thank you!

        December 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

      • Thank you, have a nice weekend!

        December 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm

  2. I followed an on-line art series by Johanne Vloothuis through WetCanvas ( both excellent art sites, and one of the main thrusts of his instruction is that art is all about the shapes and they must be pleasing and ‘musical’. In our photos it is good to really look at what we see through the lens – not for the trees-buildings-rocks that are there but for the shapes and how they sit within the frame we have chosen. My photographs took a big leap towards better after I started painting.

    December 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Good for you Lynne! your artistic talent and photographic eye is a great combination…they will complement each other and serve you well on both fronts – painting and photography. Thanks !

      December 15, 2012 at 2:52 am

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