Facing History School

Advanced Photography

SP 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Project One: The Fruits of Our Labor (Part Two)

The students took their studio skills to the next level. We talked about three important ideas for creating good photo compositions:

Triangulation (Hierarchy) - Creating dynamism in images by creating triangles and emphasis.
Negative Space (White Space) - Making the space between objects interesting to look at.
Minor White's Rule of Thirds - Dividing images into thirds and placing objects on grid lines.

Here are some sketches we drew to work from:







Here are some of the compositions we shot:

Daniel
Daniel Lemons

Daniel Lemons


Marianna
Mariana Peppers

Mariana Peppers


Cristina
Cristina Lemons


We also focused on using lighting to create a sense of mood or emotion:

Indiana
Indiana Prickly Pear


Cristina
Cristina Lemons


Indiana took some beautiful close-ups:
Indiana Prickly Pear

2 comments:

CC said...

Nice choices in subject matter. Wrinkly, shiny, and um ... cactusy. I wonder what the chili peppers would look like on a smooth surface. Keep on rockin!

Daniel Familia said...

Wow! We sure took some good photos. I love all of them! Let's keep Rockin!