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Assignment 2 – Tutor Feedback

Last night I received my tutor’s report on my second assignment – the Elements of Design.

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 – Implied Lines

In the course of writing this blog, I’ve often found it frustrating that I can’t post pictures that are subject to copyright here. The course notes tell us not to, even though, when I do link to the picture elsewhere, it often hasn’t been credited properly.

Exercise – Real and implied triangles

In this section of the course, it feels that we are heavily reliant on Michael Freeman and his book on composition and once again, I draw upon his explanation of why triangles work in composition, and how easy they are to find. Triangles are the simplest shape, having the fewest number of sides. They are also […]

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 […]