Art Principles In Portrait Photography

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that everything between the boundary lines should be of interest. As a step toward accomplishing this we introduce a second spot to lead away from the centre, - Fig. 19. Now our attention is no longer limited to one place but is directed upward, and we perceive the first evidence of controlled art intention. There is a con scious method employed of leading the attention of the observer in the direction the artist desires. We find
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in Fig. 19 that something is still lacking, that the pic ture plane as a whole is not felt; there is merely an upward movement and the lower part is empty. What ever may be put below the central dot will direct the attention downward just as the spot above drew the interest upward. Thus in Fig. 20 the picture plane has reached a development that makes us perceive a "space-filling" of the entire square. We note again