This assignment will give you the opportunity to explore some of the key principles of photography and develop your skills. You will begin by analysing others’ work before creating your own work in the areas of composition, pattern and texture, depth of field, shutter speeds, exposure, and colour theory.
You will create a file where you describe the different principles covered, analyse photographers’ work, and capture and evaluate your own interpretations.
Task 1 Composition
Describe the following elements of composition (Rule of thirds, bullseye, framing, leading lines) and annotate sourced examples from noted photographers explaining how the elements fit into each photograph.
- b)Take a series of experimental shots exploring composition before choosing one photograph that fits into each category. Annotate your work explaining why you have chosen this particular shot and why it is the most effective example.
Task 2 Pattern and Texture
Describe how pattern and texture work in photography and used sourced examples to show how these tactile elements can enhance the imagery. Create and evaluate your own interpretations of patterns and texture.
Task 3 Depth of Field
Describe the depth of field and the factors that effect the depth of field. Evaluate sourced examples of how it can be used creatively to add focus and meaning to the imagery. Create your own examples showing different variations of depth of field and evaluate your work.
Task 4 Shutter Speeds
Describe how different shutter speeds effect an image. Use sourced images to show different effects before experiment with freezing motion, panning, and blurring motion. Create your own imagery using these techniques and evaluate your imagery.
Task 5 Exposure
Describe what exposure is and how exposure effects and image. Show sourced examples of over exposing, clipping, under exposure. Experiment with over exposing and under exposing images and explore creative techniques that can be achieved.
Task 6 Colour Theory
Describe different elements of colour (warm, cold, advancing, receding, the psychology of colour, complimentary and contrasting).
Show annotated examples from other practitioners’ work before creating and evaluating your own images.
Task 7 Presentation
You will present your work to the group on 11th October 2011
Work must be submitted by the given deadline. Request for an extension to deadline must be made in writing by completing the request form before the deadline date. At the discretion of the tutor any late work accepted will be graded at the end of the academic year and will not receive feedback.