Category a. Points

Assignment 2 – Elements of Design

The second section of the Art of Photography course builds on the basics of the first and leads us through a series of exercises that explore the use of design elements in composition.

Exercise – Multiple points

I’ve avoided this exercise until now. As usual, I’ve researched prior to taking the photographs and spent some time reading students’ learning (b)logs that have gone before me and it seems that most have not enjoyed the exercise and struggled with it. The brief: Set up your own still-life, with a background that is unfussy […]

Exercise – Positioning a point

In this exercise, we begin to study the ‘elements of design’ by looking at positioning of single points within a frame. This study requires points rather than objects that we covered in an earlier exercise. You may remember my set from Portobello beach that investigated the effect of positioning the same object in different positions. […]