Assignment No3 | Rule of Space

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you” – Deepak Chopra 


Today we were introduced to the ‘Rules of Good Composition’ by Mark. Although the title appears to be rules, Mark did mention that these are basic guidelines and ideas we can use in order to enhance our work and perform to the best of our ability.


Images using the ‘rule of space’ simply use a technique to show movement, activity or a conclusion in the image. This rule is designed to draw the attention on where the object or being is going. Usually the object or being is surrounded with negative space and is heading in a line of direction that we can predict and follow. As you can see that all the rules we are learning simply connect with each other in order to form great images. Having these ‘rules’ creates interest to viewers because naturally our attention will be drawn to the subject instead of the negative space and the movement of the subject will get us to ask questions. Questions including: who? where? and why? which will give the image a background story that each viewer can make personal to them. Continue reading