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Photo 52 : Within the Frame / Pattern & Contrast – Traditional Contrast

For the last two weeks, we looked for patterns and repeating similar elements in our compositions.  For the rest of the month, we shift our focus to contrast. A broad definition of contrast in art is the juxtaposition of opposite elements. Contrast between adjacent elements intensifies the properties of each and adds dynamism or drama to a work of art. The most well-known application of contrast in photography is the degree of difference between dark and light elements. This week, our photographs employ contrast in this traditional sense as the foundation of our compositions.

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