Throughout this website, I repeatedly refer to the armature of the rectangle. For an artist to improve their visual literacy skills, they should never underestimate the importance of familiarizing themselves with this concept. The armature is, in effect, the foundation that supports an artist's content and ideas while arranging them in an organized manner so that the viewer can effectively read the presented work of art regardless if it's a drawing, painting, photograph, or piece of sculpture.
An artist or photographer that expects to achieve mastery in their craft should memorize the construction of this armature of the rectangle and employ it with regularity and consistency in their body of work. To learn more, click here. The photograph above was taken at the Albany Tulip Festival in 2003 with a Leica M6 and Ilford XP-2 film.