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The key elements to remember when considering the aesthetic rather than technical side of theatre photography are listed below, coming under the broad heading of Composition.

  • Arrangement of the elements (line, shape, colour, etc.)
  • Frame/crop
  • Subject
  • Background
  • Foreground
  • Depth of field
  • Thirds
  • Diagonals
  • Space (+ve & -ve)
  • Leading the eye
  • Viewpoint: high
  • Viewpoint: low
  • Viewpoint: straight-on
  • Viewpoint: oblique