OBJECTIVES: Using these five elements of composition, you will shoot photographs that best express their principles. You will shoot at least ten photographs for each of the five areas.
1. Rule of Thirds - The photograph is divided into three areas of interest which create a balanced and interesting image. 2. Lines - Dominant lines run through the image to create an exciting rhythm for the eye. 3. Geometric Shapes - Dominant geometric shapes are pleasing to the viewer and help to create excitement. These shapes create excitement and keep the eye moving through the image. 4. Balance - Without dividing the image in half, the photograph contains equal amounts of visual imagery. 5. Fill the Frame - Be aware of everything that is within the viewfinder of your camera before you click. There should be nothing that is extra or unimportant. 6. The remainder is your choice.
This is about finding the essence of the image. The subjects that you explore are up to you to choose.
TURN IN: You will turn in a darkroom contact sheet. You will shoot 1 B+W roll 36exp. We will have a class critique on the prints to help you determine which compositions work best in regard to the elements and design principles and how to photograph your subject with more interesting view points to attract viewers to your compositions. Print one 8" x 10" of each of your best FOUR photos for your portfolio.