Do Now, 5/6/14, Pictures of the Day: Afghanistan and Elsewhere

Do Now: Tuesday, 5/6/14, 2014 Read the essay and describe the image below from NYT Photo Blog,  image #6, 5/5/14,  in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Explain your ideas clearly.

Post your response directly into the blog under “Leave a Reply”.   Take time to look at the image(s).  What do you see?  How do the images make you feel?  What visual threads tie the images together?  What visual elements 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.

29 thoughts on “Do Now, 5/6/14, Pictures of the Day: Afghanistan and Elsewhere

  1. The image has low contrast as well as a shallow depth of field, the image focuses on the center of the image and does show the rule of thirds because the image focuses on the very center of the image.

  2. This image has high contrast. It is shot from a bird’s eye view. Also, there is texture within the image.

  3. This image has texture because of the rubble on the ground. This image also follows the rule of thirds because the items hit the focal points. This image also has low contrast.

  4. The image shows a low contrast and a shallow depth of field the image shows the rule of thirds because the image focuses the at the center of the image.

  5. This image is taken at a high angle faces down and it does follow the rule of thirds because the objects hit the vocal points. The image has lines that meet the eyes, there is high contrast and there is texture.

  6. This image was taken from a birds eye view because your looking down. There is texture within this image and has low contrast. This image follows the rule of thirds because it’s hitting more than one power point.

  7. This image follows the rule of thirds. It represents a low contrast and has a shallow depth of field. It is taken from a birds eye view and is very interesting to me.

  8. This was shot from a high angle because you can see everything on the land. This image follows the Rule of Thirds because the scissors and the tourniquet touch the power points on it. This image has lines that you follow, from the pipe-like object to the scissors to the pieces of paper covered in blood.

  9. The image is taken at a high angle. The image also follows the rule of thirds since the power points touch the main point of interest. The image also has a shallow depth of field.

  10. This image follows the rule of third because the subjects touch the power points. It is shot from a birds eye view since we can see everything that’s on the image. There’s multiple focal points since there are more than one subject which grabs our attention even more.

  11. The image is following the rule of third, it has high contrast, its repartition. The multiple focal points since there are more than one subject that grabs our attention.

  12. The image has low contrast as well as a shallow depth of field, the image focuses on the center of the image and does show the rule of thirds because the image focuses on the very center of the image.

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