describes the arrangement of pictorial elements to form a unified, harmonious whole. The C's previously covered can be interchanged between photography and videography, almost without exception. However, composition has unique attributes when independently applied to photography and videography. When documenting a mission, you may only have one chance to capture the proper imagery. Using improper or poor composition techniques while capturing photographs or videos may cause the audience and stakeholders to be unmoved or unable to get the whole story.
Photography Versus Videography Composition
A still image freezes a moment in space only, while a video is composed in space and time. In other words, a still image does not tell how long the event took or will take, but if it is composed correctly, it can suggest movement or change. A videographer can turn on a camera to record an event and hold the audience's attention by movement alone.
Without proper composition, a simple image can leave an audience unmoved. The audience wants to see a story. This does not mean a videographer shouldn't use good composition. Instead, a videographer is challenged to maintain good composition throughout the subject's movement. A photographer is challenged to initiate good composition that tells a story to hold the audience’s attention.