Digital Storytelling

The Center of the Image


The center of the image is where our attention naturally goes - therefore, the most important subject should be placed there and not close to the edges of the frame.

Some images are composed in such a way that there is only one center (see image a). Here there is a strong central composition because of the black borderlines which form a cross right in the center of the image, and each one of the small images that make up the whole image has its own center (the landscape) targeted towards the center of the whole image.







image a

More often, there will be several centers in an image that are all interacting with each other. You can view more example images showing this interaction of centers.


more examples of Interaction of Centers