Lesson 3 photographic composition

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  • 1. Photographic CompositionLooking at how different techniques can be usedby photographers to create mood, tone, feelingand how meaning can be created and emphasised.

2. QUESTION:What makes a good photo? Write down your ideas... 3. To develop basic skills ofimage analysisLearning Objectives To apply image analysis skills to analysis of texts 4. Photo Composition: Rule of thirdsThis rule states that the main points of interestin a photograph will occur ON or NEAR anintersection of theimage if it were dividedinto thirds. This example has points of interest at the intersections and has distinct changes at each third of the photo. 5. Photo Composition: Foreground/BackgroundSome photographs will have a point of interest in theforeground and one in the background which add to the visualdepth of the image.In the photograph above our eyes move between the couple inthe foreground and the unusual building in the backgound. 6. Photo Composition: Lines & Shapes Photojournalists pay agreat deal of attention to the shapes of objects in their photographs.Including the way linesof objects work together. Notice how that these photos not only make us look along the lines of the bridge and road, but also use the Rule of Thirds. 7. Photo Composition:Light and ShadeUsing light and shadow can have a goodeffect in a photograph. The shadows cancreate mood and tone to a subject. Light andshade can also emphasise or distort shapes of objects 8. Photo Composition: Cropped and Skewed imagesAn image is said to becropped if the objectphotographed does notentirely fit into theframe. This can beused to great effect, asseen here. A skewed image is onethat has been taken atan unusual angle. It can emphasise a feeling ofdisorientation. 9. Analyse the following imagespaying particular attention to thetechniques we have looked attoday

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