So What IS Graphic Design, Anyway?Rather than use words to answer this, I wanted to clarify the concept by showing examples and make it easy for everyone to understand what I mean.
The truth is that it's not difficult to show good examples of graphic design in photographs. I can present to you countless beautiful images with perfect compositions and with subjects that have striking or compelling shapes. The hard part is to go out in the woods, or the desert, or a city and find graphic designs that are great. The world is, after all, a compositional mess. There are rocks, mountains, buildings, dirt, bushes, branches, and man-made objects all over the place. It's our job as photographers to make sense of it, to find in all the visual chaos a design that is artistic and pleasing.
The following five pictures have strong graphic designs. The shapes of the components are beautiful, and they have a compelling artistic composition.
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