Part of Lesson Plan: Use of LINE in Photography
Activity Overview / Details
With the Power Point open for quick reference, check for understanding by asking students to explain:
1. What does LINE suggest? Mood, rhythm, creates pattern, direction, structure.
2. Is it a force? (Y) Strong.
3. What does it cause the viewers eye to do when looking at a picture? Causes the eye to move around the picture.
4. LINE suggests what? Movement, conveys impact, helps focus attention to key parts.
5. Does LINE have to be real? (N) It can be implied as it is where the sky meets the horizon.
6. What are the three basic functions of LINE? Pattern, Direction, Structure.
7. What is Pattern? Multiple lines interacting in some interesting way.
8. Why is Direction important? It tells the viewers eye where to go, what to look at, stop, move on.
9. What does Structure do? Provides a skeleton to support other elements, conveys movement or lack of it.
10. Rigid grid of straight lines conveys what? Static, flat, immobile.
11. Converging lines (closer together at one end) suggests movement.
12. Straight lines conveys what? Full speed ahead like a train.
13. Curves convey what? Movement move like a dance.
Let's close by talking about the moods and emotions expressed by LINE.
1. Straight lines = rigid, harsh, intense.
2. Curved lines & circles = inviting, calm, inviting.
3. Zig-Zag = busy, excitement or confusion.
4. Thick lines = imposing.
5. Thin lines = delicate.