Do Now, 10/31/14, Seeing Halloween, as if it were the First Time

Do Now: Friday, 10/31/2014

  1. Read the essay and describe the image below from the New York Times Photo Blog, in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Explain your ideas clearly.
  2. Post your response directly into the blog under “Leave a Reply”.

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Take time to look at the image(s) and review the story for greater understanding of the artists vision.  What do you see?  How do the images make you feel?  What visual threads tie the images together?  

Refer to the photographic compositional link above for ideas and accurate terms to describe the image(s), then choose three concepts to elaborate on, for example:
  • Speak about the camera angle / lens choice / background / the props and lighting.
  • Does the image follow the rule of thirds (please explain in detail)?
  • Describe the compositional elements of the image(s); shape & form / line / space / value / texture and color within the image.
  • Describe the compositional principles within the image(s); emphasis / balance / unity / contrast / movement & rhythm / pattern / repetition within the images.
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