In our final week of creative complexity exercises, our compositional goal is to use layering within the frame. Layering is a powerful narrative and compositional technique which uses the foreground, middle, and background of the frame to tell a visual story and keep the viewer’s eye moving throughout the entire frame.
Compositionally, the utilization of layers can add balance to an image or emphasize scale between a subject and its surroundings. As a storytelling technique, the inclusion of multiple details in a scene can bring life and context to an image. Creating a clear separation between each layer – spatially or using colors – further strengthens images built around this technique.
The boys’ artistic endeavors provided a great opportunity for me to get layers in my frame.
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