Do Now, 5/9/14, Pictures of the Day: South Africa and Elsewhere

Do Now: Friday, 5/9/14, 2014 Read the essay and describe the image below from NYT Photo Blog,  image #1, 5/7/14,  in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Explain your ideas clearly.

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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.

32 thoughts on “Do Now, 5/9/14, Pictures of the Day: South Africa and Elsewhere

  1. In this image i see alot of repetition caused by the shadows. This image has a maximum depth of field because its a very sharp image. This image does follow the rule of thirds.

  2. the image has a high contrast.the image also follows the rule of thirds.this image is in focus on the bottom of the image

  3. This image has high contrast and maximum depth of field. There is repetition and patterns in this image. There is no main focal point in this image but it does follow the rule of thirds because the people hit two power points.

  4. The image has lines that lead the eye. It has medium contrast. It also has repetition made by the shadows of the people.

  5. This image represents repetition. It also follows the rule of thirds because it hits the main focal points. It has a medium contrast.

  6. This image has silhouetted pattern. The image also has hugh contrast. This image also follows the rules of third because it touches the power points to the right.

  7. This mage has been taken from a far angle and does follow the rule of thirds because the main subjects hit the vocal points. The image has negative and positive space and there is high contrast.

  8. This image has medium to high contrast. It follows the rule of third because it touches one of the focal points on the right bottom. This image also has lines that lead the eyes.

  9. This image has high contrast because the colors are really vibrant.This image has shape within the shadows and a pattern.This image also follows the rule of thirds.

  10. This image follows the Rule of Thirds because the subjects are not in the center and are hitting the focal points in the lower right part of the image. There is repetition , and this is also a silhouette because all you see is the outline of the people in the image. There is also a vignette like effect as well.

  11. The image has high to medium contrast because of the bright colors of the setting/rising sun. This image has a silhouette repetition because of the line of silhouettes. This image was taken at a lower angle because the people are higher than the camera lens.

  12. This image has pattern and repetition in the individuals in the silhouette. This image follows the rule of thirds it hits a focal point in the bottom. This image also has maximum depths of field.

  13. There’s repetition on this image because of the subjects since they’re silhouetted. It has medium contrast because the undertones are in between. We can see that there’s lines that lead the eyes because of their body position.

  14. This image has repetition from the shiloutees of the people. Also, there’s maximum depth of field in this image. This image does follow rule of thirds because some of the people are hitting the lower focal points.

  15. The image has repetition in the people, and silohouttes. The image also has maximum DOF. The image follow the rule of thirds because the subject are off center and it is hitting the focal points in the lower part.

  16. The image has an pattern and repetition. The image is a silhouette. The image also follows the rule of third because the subjects which is silhouette hits some of the low focal points. The image also leads the eye.

  17. The image follows the rule of thirds due to the many points of interest. Also contains patterns across of the image. Contains medium contrast with in the image.

  18. this image has repetition from the buildings and the silhouette of the outline of the buildings. It follows the rule of thirds because the subjects hits some focal points

  19. theres repetition in the image because of the subjects because they’re silhouetted. theres also maximum depth of field, it also has medium contrast. the lines lead the line. the image also follows the rule of thirds because there hitting some of the focal points.

  20. This image follows the rule of thirds, the people in this image are hitting the lower focal point if you was to place the grid over the image. This is image has maximum depth of field. This image has repetition also.

  21. This image has maximum depth of field. This image has repetition due to the shadows. This image follows the rule of thirds because the people in the image are hitting the power points.

  22. This image has repetition because of the shadows. This image has maximum depth of field. This image follows the rule of thirds because the people hit the main points.

  23. the image follows the rule of thirds because it hits a focal point at the bottom right. the image also has repetition and a medium contrast.

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