Day 5: Photos in Design

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Let's get a little academic, shall we?

There are generally considered eight key Principles of Design. Experts have studied how people look at objects, and came up with these Principles of Design to help artists deliver messages effectively. Think about it: if we designed things like logos and graphics just because we happen to like its looks, other people may not be able to follow the message. It doesn't mean you can't come up with your own designs,. or you have to follow these principles, but if you want to engage people, you'll think about how these work.

So here's the challenge: Create a collection of photos that illustrate any four of the principles of design. Composition is still key, but you'll be creating images that showcase one of the principles. You've got plenty of objects around your house or apartment that will work just fine for this - anything from soup cans to Peeps, jelly beans, you name it! Andy Warhol did it with soup!

But do this first: Learn the Principles of Design.

Watch: The Principles of Design. It's a pretty informative, very short, great After Effects video.

Here's a handout if that's helpful.

Remember: Composition is key here. Think about color, lighting, everything.

Send me your images via email: I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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