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Haystacks, 1923

Haystacks, 1923

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Maine Historical Society

French's Photography for the Amateur outlines three factors of composition: Unity, Balance, and Perspective.

Unity is described as, "when one point of interest is made paramount through the cooperation of all the other elements in the picture."

In the photograph to the left, the repetition of haystacks is disrupted by the principal figure, the farmer. The haystacks' uniformity helps distinguish the farmer as the principal figure in the picture.


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