Research notes – on this template
Some tips on composition – based on the work of Steve McCurry
See google images
Choose 2 images. Copy them to a googledoc (with link) and write a brief paragraph to explain why you like one and dislike the other. Your comparison might be of two different patters or the same subject matter dealt with in two contrasting ways.
Shapes + Form
In your own words, summarise the tips presented in the above articles.
Produce 3 images which demonstrate an understanding of the use of pattern and shape.
- sometimes a pattern can be emphasised by showing a break in the pattern
- try to provide a sense of scale for the pattern
- try to find patterns that other people might not have noticed + be creative
- go beyond human made patterns – find interesting patterns in nature
- use all of your understanding of shutter speed, aperture and iso to achieve correct exposure
- Make sure your focus is sharp and controlled
b) Rule of thirds
Look at your own photographs that you have taken either for this course or for pleasure (although hopefully the two are not mutually exclusive).
Choose one photo where you have effectively used the rule of thirds and put it into a googledoc
Choose one photo where you haven’t. Put this into the google doc and then crop the photo so that it does adhere to the rule of thirds.
Does this contradict the above rule?
c) Leading Lines
d) Horizontal and vertical lines
Based on the resources above or resources you have found on the same topic, identify 3 links which provide advice and / or inspiration for the topic and in a short paragraph for each link explain how the link was interesting for you and appropriate for your project
Look below at the practical application exercise and write a plan for the images you will produce. For each intended image make a note of anticipated locations, props, and technical considerations such as depth of field, shutter speed and ISO.
Produce 3 images which demonstrate an understanding of composition (filling the frame, rule of thirds and cropping) and lines (curved, suggested and broken, diagonal, vertical, horizontal).
Perspective & Vantage Point
From which viewpoint or angle do you want the viewer to see the subject in your photo?
Produce 3 images which demonstrate an understanding of perspective and vantage points.