Unit 3: Art and Design Photography Summative

Portraits

In the first photo (Left) I tried to apply the rule of thirds and the rule of space. I tried to make the person in the centre and leaving space for the background on both sides. In this photo I tired to give an impression that the person was in a happy and relaxed mood. I think that for a portrait to be good most of the space needs to be used up and there needs to be colours that bring out each other. I also think the position and body language of the person is very important.

In the second photo (Middle)  I tried to use the rule of space in the direction he is looking maybe for a speech bubble kind of idea.  I tried to give an impression in this photo that he was not having the best day and is tired. I think a good portrait needs to be dynamic and needs to stand out through the person or colours.

In the third photo (Right) I tried to use the rule of space and the rule of triangle. I tried the use of the rule of space by leaving space in the direction of wear he is looking. I also tried to use the rule of triangle by positioning the person in the middle creating the triangle. The message i’m trying to show is concentration and thinking. I think for a portrait to be a good portrait is when the person or image conveys a message and the photo should look proportionally correct.

Abstract

In the first photo (Left) I tried to use the rule of horizontal lines and space. I wanted to use diagonal lines to show a pattern through out my photo. I wanted to use the rule of space because I think in abstract photos most of the space should be used up. The message in this photo i’m trying to convey is the message of modernness. I wanted this photo to have more of a modern look and represent the dark and the light side. I think for an abstract photo to be good you need to make sure the pattern looks interesting. If it is a black and white photo you need to make sure the shadows show the pattern. I also think abstract photos should leave a question in peoples minds.

In the second photo (Middle) I tried to use the compositional rules of diagonal lines and the rule of repetition and pattern.  I tried to show diagonal lines in the middle and repetition in the squares. The mood or message i’m trying to show is darkness and thought. What is it like to be trapped and only see a bit of the outer world. I think for an abstract photo to be good it needs to show yourself. It needs to show something people will be confused or wonder about.

In the third photo (Right) I tried to use to rule of pattern and the rule of space and the rule of diagonal lines. I tried to use the rule of pattern through the wood lines. I also tried to use the rule of space by making sure every bit of the picture has something in it. I tried to use diagonal lines by positioning the camera at an angle. I tried to show in this photo the thought of sadness or reflection. The thought of reflection. I think for a good abstract photo to be good it needs to have a good message and also have lights and shadows making the image more popping.

Action

The first photo (Left) I tried to use the compositional rules of thirds and the rule of form. I tried to use the rule of thirds by positioning the person on the left and having objects in the other two thirds. The message i’m trying to convey in this photo is you can do anything no matter the limit. One thing I think it takes to create a good action photo is capturing the right moment. I also think an action photo should show you can do anything.

The second photo (Middle) I tried to use the rules of space and triangle. I tried to use equal amount of space in this photo. I also tried to use the rule of triangle and the point from the basket. The message i’m trying to show is that you can do anything. No matter your age or skill. You can do it. If you want to do it you have to take a leap. That leap may change your life.  Somethings I think it takes to make a good action photo is it has to be inspiring and motivational. The photo also needs to have a meaning. Another thing I think it needs is showing perspective or proportion.

The last photo (Left) This is my action sequence photo. In this photo I tried to use the rule of space and the rule of horizontal lines. I tried to use horizontal lines in the background and vertical lines on the floor. In this photo I am trying to convey the message that being different is good. Being different will change your life. I think for an action photo to be good there needs to be good lighting and conveys an interesting look.