How particular design principles are used in photographic composition, and how that composition helps the photographer convey his or her intended message. Viewers accustomed to looking at what a photograph literally depicts often neglect composition and aesthetic value in favor of information. Each composition aims for a visual experience of design principle - rhythm, harmony, contrast, balance and symmetry. In this book, each principle of design has been isolated so that it can be understood and read in combination with other design elements. An introduction to the way in which photographs can be read and appreciated, this book will delight students of photography and collectors.