We all know of the three dimensions and we all do our best to make sure our twodimensional pictures have a threedimensional look and feel to them. However, says Ian Plant, there is another dimension that is lost in translation: time
When you make a photograph, you squish our threedimensional world into a twodimensional rectangle, robbing the scene of depth. There is another dimension that is also lost in translation: time, the fourth dimension. A good composition can create the illusion of depth, but how can one capture time in a static photograph?
Composition provides part of the answer. The dynamic spacing and positioning of visual elements can create compositional energy, giving a photo the illusion of vibrancy and life. For example ...
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