Colour

Colour plays a major part in visual communication.

As they work at the sensing level in Huxley’s formulae do not require an engaged mind to capture attention. Colour can draw a lot of meaning and different colours draw different connotations, such as red and the connotations of love, anger etc.

The level of saturation within an image can also depict the mood of the setting. A vibrant image is more likely to grab the attention of a viewer while a less saturated picture appears dull and is more likely to be ignored and fade into the background.

Within my image I plan on making my subject more saturated than the environment they will be placed into as to draw the viewers eye towards them then subsequently the background. I think the use of a blue tone over the background contrasted with a warmer tone over the subject will contrast the two environments and the emotions they give off.

 

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Colour

Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds refers to the process of composing a image. Two vertical and two horizontal lines are used to break the image up into nine equal sections.

The rule of thirds discourages placing the subject in the center of an image and is used to allow linear features in the image to flow from section to section. Its use can also generate more energy within the image and generate

I have kept the rule of thirds in mind when thinking of how I will execute my photo-real composition as I want to generate interest around my image to catch the viewers eye. The background is just as important in conveying my idea just as much as my subject. Therefore I plan on positioning my subject around the bottom right section and having the subjects computer across the bottom horizontal line.

Rule of Thirds

Lines

Composition is the placement  of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. Composition, among other things, consists of the use of straight and curved lines.

Straight lines can add affection and make a composition more challenging detailed. More subtle lines can be used to influence the direction of the viewer’s gaze, intentionally or not.

Curved lines are generally created to present a sense of flow through the image. They can be associated to soft things and be more aesthetically pleasing than straight lines.

Within my background image that I will place my subject into, I plan on using a curved road that flows from the corner of the subjects computer screen. I think the use of a pedestrian crossing part way down the road could break up the flow signifying the barrier between the subjects virtual world and their real world.

Lines

Dominance

The use of dominance within an image often depicts what the eye fixates on first. It establishes space and perspective within in an image while also determining the visual weight within the composition.

There are three different types of dominance which give varying amounts of emphasis to different parts of an image. The dominant stage refers to the object that has been give the most visual weight within the composition which is brought to the foreground and given primary emphasis. Subsequent to this is the sub-dominant object which is the secondary emphasis point within an image in the middle ground. The object given the least visual weight in a composition is referred to as the subordinate focus which diminishes into the background.

For my image, the subject will be the dominating aspect while the computer and the contents of the screen will act as the sub-dominant feature. The background environment that I will place the subject into will be the subordinate focus that holds the least weight in the image.

Dominance

Constructivism

Constructivism is a sensory theory which moves to understand how viewers can be attracted or distracted from a visual image.

Constructivism describes the order in which viewers look at a composition. The images they consume are compiled in the brain from the path the eye flows over. Constructivism can be used to determine where viewers will look first in a composition and guide others into where their first focus should be.

The image above depicts where viewers have been drawn to in order.

For my image, the area I want viewers to be drawn to my subject and their computer first, therefore I plan on putting them around the bottom right to draw the viewers eye primarily towards them. Based on this image above, the viewer should then look above the subject to their surroundings then to the sides of the composition.

Constructivism