Do Now: 3/18/14, Picture of the Day: Ukraine

Do Now: Tuesday, 3/18/14, 2014

Read the essay and describe the image from New York Times Photoblog – Pictures of the Day: Ukraine and Elsewhere  – 3/17/14 – in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Post your response directly into the blog under “Leave a Reply”.

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Take time to look at the images.  What do you see?  How do the images make you feel? What visual threads tie the images together – what do the images share that makes the story come together?

Refer to the photographic compositional link above for ideas and accurate terms to describe the images, then choose three concepts, for example:
  • Speak about the camera angle, lens choice, background, the props and lighting.
  • 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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35 thoughts on “Do Now: 3/18/14, Picture of the Day: Ukraine

  1. The back light is creating sort of a silhouette of the persons. This image does not follow the rules of thirds, however there is repetition with the use of human beings. This picture has been taken at near floor level

  2. This picture was taken at a low camera angle.Theres lots of contrast and bright colors in the image.Theres lines in the image like on the flags and the curves the flag makes in the wind.

  3. This photo is a silhouette like photo, because you just see the shape of the people. There are also shapes and lines present. There is a lot of contrast, and it is taken from a low angle looking up. This photo does follow the Rule of Thirds.

  4. The back light is creating sort of a silhouette as a person. This image does not follow the rules of thirds, however there is repetition with the use of human beings. This picture has been taken below floor level looking up upon the people.

  5. This image is following the rule of thirds. There is low contrast. The image looks like its been taken from a low angle. There is not a lot a variaty of colors. And also this subjects are silhouettes

  6. The natural light of the sun creates silhouettes of the people in the image. There is high contrast between the silhouettes of the humans, the red color of the flags they are waving, and the blue color of the sky. The picture is taken from a low angle.

  7. The image has high contrast and its taken from a low angle. It has repetition And it follows the rule of thirds. Also the subject is silohetted.

  8. This photograph has high contrast since the people are silhouette and you can’t see their faces. This photograph has high repetition. It is taken from a high angle. It follows the rule of thirds.

  9. The subjects in the photo are not seen due to the light source(the sun)being behind the subjects. The photo is shot at a low angle and has a high contrast. It has a silhouette and follows the rule of thirds.

  10. There is a high contrast in the image. The natural light is used as a back light, causing sillhouetted figures. The image also uses the rule of thirds since there is nothing that is centered. The image shows power and even anonymity.

  11. This image follows the rules of thirds because the objects are in focal point and you can see high contrast. Theres lines in the image for example theres lines on the flag. And the image is shot from a low camera angle.

  12. The subject is a silhouette, This image is shot from a angle from below. This image also shows high contrast colors are saturated.

  13. This image uses natural light, using the sunlight.
    The image is taken from a near floor level angle.
    There is a Silhoette of the people carrying the flags.
    It shows and expression of power.
    It follows the rule of thirds, there is more than one main focus and the focus’ are off center.

  14. This image has a high contrast. The camera angle is from below the people. The lighting in the photo is natural coming from the sun.

  15. This image is shot from a low angle. It has high contrast and represents color. It follows the rule of thirds because it follows the main focus.It shows and expression of power.

  16. The image basically is sort of a low angle shot. The image has definitley a strong darkness due to the perhaps sun light raying upon the lengths. There is definitley very few contrasts because most of the image has the color of blue due to the background and very little dark red. It follows the rule of thirds and represents alot of space.

    • Juwan, that is a good observation. You might phrase it, “This image has high contrast.”. You can take it a step further and describe why you believe this to be true. Also, please follow the instructions and write three complete sentences that speak about the image in compositional terms as we discussed.

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