Category Archives: Part 1

Research for Exercise 1.4 – Framing

For this exercise I wanted to really understand what is meant by framing.  Up to this point I had thought that it meant using objects such as a window frame or a group of trees to  frame the subject. What … Continue reading

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Research for Part 1 – From that moment onwards……

As part of my research for Part 1 of the course, I considered composition and the use of “The Rule of Thirds”[1], Gestalt principles of dynamic symmetry, and principles of image composition[2]. There were many articles advising on how to … Continue reading

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Exercise 1.4 Frame

Exercise 1.4 Frame Take a good number of shots, composing each shot within a single section of the viewfinder grid. Don’t bother about the rest of the frame! Use any combination of grid section, subject and viewpoint you choose. When … Continue reading

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Exercise 1.3 (2) Line

Take a number of shots using lines to flatten the pictorial space. To avoid the effects of perspective, the sensor/film plane should be parallel to the subject and you may like to try a high viewpoint (i.e. looking down). Modern … Continue reading

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Exercise 1.3 (1)

Exercise 1.3 (1) Lines Take a number of shots using lines to create a sense of depth. Shooting with a wide-angle-lens (zooming out) strengthens a diagonal line by giving it more length within the frame. The effect is dramatically accentuated … Continue reading

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Exercise 1.2

Exercise 1.2 Point There are essentially three classes of position [to place a single point]: in the middle, a little off-centre, and close to the edge. (Photography 1: The Art of Photography, p.72) 1. Take two or three photographs in … Continue reading

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Composition: Using the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is a powerful compositional technique for making photos more interesting and dynamic. It’s also perhaps one of the most well known. This article uses examples to demonstrate why the rule works, when it’s ok to break … Continue reading

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