Photographing Favela Funk

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Go to the New York Times Photoblog and describe the image that comes up in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms.

For example;
  • Speak about the camera angle, lens choice, background, the props and lighting and depth of field.
  • Does the image follow the rule of thirds (explain)?
  • Describe the compositional elements; shape / form, line, space, value, texture and color within the image.
  • Describe the compositional principles; emphasis, balance, unity, contrast, movement / rhythm and pattern / repetition within the images.
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26 thoughts on “Photographing Favela Funk

  1. The image has movements, It has shape, alot of lines. The image has two center points. There is some sort of balance within the image. It is following the rule of thirds. The reason is because two of the four power points are being touched and the main focal point is not in the center.

  2. This image has movement as you can see on the little blur on one of the guys leg. As you can see there’s lots of lines that lead your eye. This image follows the rule of thirds. This image also has high contracts. This image was shot from a low angle because it shows a lot of the floor.

  3. This image contains Movement, it has contrast between a slight blur and the bodys that let the mind know theirs physical movement with in the image. It’s also following the rule of thirds becasue both subject are touching atleast two of the four power points and the main focal point is not in the center. This image also appears to be a wide shot, being that you can see evrything with in the image.

  4. This image has movement due to the blur around their legs. Its also has sharpness, high contrast and bold colors. This image follows the rule of thirds because the main focal point is not in the center because both subjects are touching at least two out of four power points. This image was also shot from a low angle because it shows a lot of the floor.

  5. This image has movement and the blur from the movement of his legs. Also the image has symmetry. It follows the rule of thirds because the main focus point is off center, I see shadow on the ground. It was shot from a low angle to see everything that is going on.

  6. This image has a lot of contrast.It also has movement because their legs are blurred a bit because they were moving.This image does follow the rule of thirds because the two guys are the main points and they’re not in the center.

  7. This image is following the rule of thirds on grid it would touch four points and it is said to be not in the center. The image has shadows and the source of the shadow is the sun. The image also has high contrast and it gives the image rich colors.

  8. This image has high contrast, rich colors, it follows the rule of thirds by meeting two focal points in an image. The men in the photo automatically grabs your attention and it has a great amount of shadow. The photo is very upbeat because both the foreground and the background go together.

  9. The image has movements line and shape. There is balance in the image & It is following the rule of thirds because two of the four power points are being touched and the main focal point is not in the center.

  10. This image is following the rule of thirds because the man in the middle is the main focus point. It also has high contrast and rich colors. There is movement between the people and there are shapes and patterns. This image has a great amount of depth of field because from the foreground to background it’s sharp. It looks like a wide, low angle shot.

  11. this image seems to have been going along with the rule of thirds because the gentlemen are not centered on the image,there is a shot that comes from below it is a wide shot with large depth of field and lots of shadows which happen to be repetitive,theank you for your time,and reading this…the END.

  12. This image has movement as you can see on the little blur on one of the guys leg. As you can see there’s lots of lines that lead your eye. This image follows the rule of thirds. This image also has high contracts. This image was shot from a low angle because it shows a lot of the floor

  13. This image is a low angle wide shot image. Movement is present in this photo, and it also follows the Rule of Thirds. There are lines and shapes also present within the image, and high contrast.

  14. This image has a lot of lines and patterns in the image, with a lot of movement, since the picture was taken as they were moving in mid-air. There is much contrast because of the contrast of the lighter hues and the darker hues in the image. This image follows the Rule of Thirds because both of the subjects are not focused on. Also, there is much emphasis on the two men, because the background of the image is very small.

  15. This image has contrast, for example the shadows of the humans. There’s movement in the picture since we can tell that the main focal points are dancing and the shoe is kind of blurry. The main focal points follow the rule of thirds since they are not in the center.

  16. This photograph is shot at a low angle and has movement. It follows the rule of thirds because the power points are being touched. There is contrast with color, shadow and the main light source is the sun.

  17. There is movement in the image ,it has a blur in the feet and the natural body positions isn’t normal unless you flipping.Follows the rule of thirds because the two people are touching some of the four intersection points.High contrast because the shadow in the background is very noticeable.

  18. This image has a little blur on one of the guys leg. As you can see there’s lots of lines that lead your eye. This image follows the rule of thirds. This image also has high contracts. This image was shot from a low, wide angle because it shows a lot of the floor.

  19. This image has movement as you can see on the little blur on one of the dancers leg. As you can see there’s lots of lines that lead your eye and it also catch my eyes. This image was shot from a low angle because it shows a lot of the floor. This image follows the rule of thirds. This image also has high contracts.

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