Post your best example from the texture series here to illustrate your attempt at each example. Make sure you add your name and an explanation of how you feel your shot illustrates the compositional technique. If you have more than one image you want to share for the technique use Adobe Photoshop to create a strip of your images instead of posting them separately. See the strip of images at the top of this page for an example. Choose a long horizontal image size and 72 dpi. 10 inches by 4 would work well.

Rule of Thirds:


Fill the Frame:

Level Horizon:

Leading Lines:

Kasi Patrick
This explains top to bottom left to right.


This picture shows how the tree frames around Dakota with it in focus and he is not.

Level Horizon:

This picture shows the marble of the bench as the level horizon showing the flowers.
I did this by setting the camera on the actual bench.

Fill the Frame:

This picture shows the tree filling the whole frame moving throughout the whole frame.

Rule of Thirds:
This picture shows the oil pastels in the three around the paper.

Depth of Field:

This shows a good example of depth of field because the tree is very detailed
and the back is blurred concentrating just on the tree.

Leading Lines:

The colored pencils going all different ways shows leading lines.


Rule of Thirds: This photo shows rules of thirds because of the balance can and the eraser in the front.

Framing: This picture is of Bens face framed between both of my shoes, although his face is blurry it is framed.

FILLthe Frame: This picture fills the frame with Ben's face
Level Horizon: This picture shows level horizon because it is fairly level.
Leading Lines: This picture shows leading lines by the wall in the background.
Focus and Depth of Field: This picture shows depth of field by showing the eraser in the foreground and the can in the background.

Mackenzie Hodgson
1. Rule of Thirds This photo shows rules of thirds because of the balance with the bucket, the brush, and the empty space.
2. Leading Lines In this photo leading lines are shown with the many different slots of the oil crayons that continue on and on in the photograph, which makes it look like they continue even more.
3. Fill the Frame In the photo of the wheel it shows this technique because the entire wheel takes up the whole photo and continues to use up space and the eye loops around the whole photo.
4. Depth of Field The photo of the paint shows horizons because of the focus. The focus is up close showing the clear colors of the reds and yellows and then in the background the colors start to blur.
5. Framing In the photo of Max, which almost looks fisheye, the hallway seems to frame his face making it clearer.
6. Level Horizon The photo of the different colored balls shows level horizon because one can see the other end of the room, but the focus is still so close on the subject.

1. This picture shows good rule of thirds because if you were to create the lines, the bottles are all on the left line.

2. The framing in this photo is seen with the railings around the cat’s face.

3. Since there are parts of the dog cut off in this picture, it shows that the frame is filled very well.

4. In this picture, the horizon line is the top of the prairie and it is level and not in an awkward position.

5. The branches on this twig are going in many different directions; some lead the eye to the darker area and some go towards the brighter area.

6. The wire man and chain are very in focus while all the other wires are blurry behind it because of the depth of field.
(Kelsey Jannsen)


Framing- Dakota's head and part of his torso are framed by the two green shoes

Fill the Frame- This bush is a good example of fill the frame because you can clearly see that the pic ture was not able to encompass the whole picture

Level Horizon- This picture of the Bradley's dog running up a hill shows a level horizon. The viewer would never know that this picture was taken on a hill that's how good the level horizon of this picture is.

Depth of Field- This is a good display of depth of field because the branches are in focus where as Dakota is not in focus.

Leading Line- The lines on the ground lead the viewer's eyes to the parked cars and the elementary school.

Rule of Thirds- In each intersecting point of this picture, there is a different point of interest that can catch the viewer's eyes.

(Benjamin Castro)

1. This shows filling the frame because it is so close that the branches are going off the picture.
2. This shows level horizon because it is fairly level.
3. This shows depth of field because the wheel of the buffer is in focus whereas the actual machine is further back and out of focus.
4. This shows framing because the window frames the tree.
5. This shows rule of thirds because there is something through out the picture.
6. The the window shades create leading lines.
(Jennie Mapes)

Elements of Design: Naomi Sime


1. This photograph fills the frame because the pencils fan out in every direction, and even go off the viewing window.
2. Leading lines are strong in this picture because the plant and the tree branches are all going in the same direction.
3. The clock is framed between the two windows and is even centered exactly in the middle.
4. The horizon is level in this picture because it is straight across the page.
5. This photograph has a unique point of view because the book is very close up but the background is distant and blurry.
6. Rule of thirds is displayed here because of the three bottles.

Kristine Kammerswiki.jpg


1. This example shows rule of thirds well because if you were to separate the photo into thirds each way, the bottles would be on the left and bottom line.
2. This photo is the horizon seen from the prairie and shows a level horizon because the view goes straight across the photo.
3. This photo shows framing because the walls of the stairwell are on both sides, framing the photo.
4. This windows in this photo are an example of leading lines because their shape and path lead you down the hallway.
5. This photo shows focus and depth of field because the plant is in focus but the background trees are not.
6. Finally, the photo of the milk cartons are a good example of fill the frame because they take up the whole frame and parts of the boxes are even going off screen.
(Kristine Kammers)


(Katie Landry)
Fill The Frame- The apples are filling the entire frame. They are even going off the frame, it makes your eyes circle the photo.
Depth of Field- The back leaves are unfocused and blurred because the focus is on the first leaf.
Rule of Thirds- The photo is sperated by thirds because of the three doorways. It is a good example of the rule of thirds.
Leading Lines- The shape and lines of the bricks create leading lines that lead your eyes downward.
Framing- The bathroom doors and toilets create a frame around the photo.
Level Horizon- The ground is going straight across creating a straight line. Showing a level horizon with the land.

Kelsey Miller
1. Rule of Thirds- This photo demonstrates rule of thirds well because at all of the corners there is something going on.
2. Level Horizon- In this picture there is a very level horizon, because the buildings were obviously straight.
3. Framing- This photo is a good example of framing because of how the bowl frames the grapes inside of it.
4. Depth of Field- Not only does this photo show focus but it also shows depth of field. When looking at this photo you can tell that the clock is closer to the camera than the purse.
5. Leading Lines- This photograph demonstrates leading lines very well because of the angle that i took the picture.
6. I MENT TO SAY FILL FRAME!- this photograph does not demonstrate depth of field but it does show how the frame is filled by this tree.

Kirstie Bartlett
Level Horizon- In this picture the horizon is somewhat covered by the bushes, but you can still see it in the background.
2. Rule of Thirds- there are 3 images in this photo and if you draw lines at each point there is something at the point.
3. Framing- The computer and the desk frame the keyboard.
4. Fill the Frame- there are many objects in this photo that fill up the whole frame.
5. Depth of Field- the snow has melted to the ground, but then on the side there is more snow that hasn't melted yet. The picture is taken looking down the tree which is good depth
6. Leading Lines- The railing leads you up to the top of the deck, but when you get there, there is nothing there and it is kind of sad.

(Ryan Dominic Picado)
1. filling the frame- the leaves and branches are going out of the frame.
2.rules of third - the clock is taken an angle giving it 3D feature cause you can see it's sides and the time at the same time.
3. Leading lines- the photo from the art cabinets i used for leading lines since they all go the same direction.
4. level horizon- this photo shows a level of horizon cause it spits yet it's equal though angled.
5 focus and depth of field- all the focus is on the leaves and like the back part fade out.
6 Framing- the bucket that surrounds the shell is the frame for the shells .


Leading Lines: there are leading lines because the branches create lines that flow through the picture and allow your eyes to fallow through the photo.
Level Horizon: there is a level horizon because there is the like of the horizon that goes through both ends of the photo.
Fill the Frame: The books in the photo fill the entire image.
Rule of thirds: The flower in the photo in only shown in half of the picture and nothing is filling the other half.
Framing: The books and the book holders create a frame through the center of the image. The closer books frame the books further away.
Depth of Field: There is one cube that is in focus and the other cubes behind it are all out of focus.

(Julia Alberti)