Compositional Elements, Continued
Proportion in composition involves the division of information into units
within the picture area. For example, rectangular picture areas can be
divided into different segments to lend more interest to compositions. Some
segments may contain illustrations, other segments may contain text. Notice
that dividing a picture area into equal segments is less interesting than those
segments of unequal area.
Figure 1-14 shows a rectangular picture area divided into segments.
Figure 1-14.Proportional divisions of a: A.
Square; and B. Rectangle.
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