Author: Josh Anon

Josh Anon

Josh Anon has been working with cameras for over half his life. He's a senior product manager at Lytro helping to revolutionize cameras, an award-winning freelance professional nature photographer, and formerly was a cinematographer at Pixar Animation Studios where he worked on films including The Incredibles, Toy Story 3, and Monsters University. His images, represented by the prestigious Jaynes Gallery, have appeared in a variety of galleries, calendars, and other publications, including the San Diego Natural History museum, Nature's Best, NBC Nightly News, and more. Josh is the co-author of a variety of books, including Aperture 3 Portable Genius (Anon and Anon, Wiley 2012) and Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers (Anon and Anon, Sybex 2010). With his computer science and artistic background, Josh has a unique perspective on the digital world and frequently consults and lectures about digital imaging.

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Figure 11 A primarily circular shot taken using a fisheye lens. The strong, vertical lines placed near the edge of the frame have been distorted by the fisheye lens into dominant lines that create a circle. The rounded horizon, also due to the fisheye lens, helps emphasize the circular shape.

Shapes and Emotions

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When lines start to bend and connect with each other, they form shapes. Shapes are two-dimensional regions with well-defined boundaries. There are three primary shapes we’re going to address: rectangles, circles, and triangles. Rectangles have the least visual intensity. They’re very stable, rigid, and well-balanced. Their emotional meaning is rigid and boring as well. Calling…

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