Motivation, 3/3/15, Winners of Pictures of the Year International

Motivational Exercise: “Do Now” – Tuesday, 3/3/15

Winners of Pictures of the Year International

  1. Read the essay and describe the image(s) below from NYT PhotoBlog, in three (3) individual sentences (each) using photographic compositional terms. Explain your ideas clearly. Post your response directly into the blog under “Leave a Reply“.

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Things to Think About…

  • What do you see? Describe the visual clues, what is going on in the image(s).
  • How does the image(s) make you feel? Describe what you see in visual terms.
  • 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.