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


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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