The Art of Photography:Mike Mudd's Learning Log

The Art of Photography:Mike Mudd's Learning Log

Exercise: Multiple Points

Module ExercisesPosted by Mike Mon, May 21, 2012 13:22:22

Exercise: Multiple Points

This exercise presented some difficulty from two points; Firstly the actual arrangement of the inserted objects into the scene in a pleasing array with acceptable and lines and form, and secondly in terms of the dimensions of the frame.

In terms of arrangement, multiple attempts were made to create a pleasing arrangement, with a sense of balance/ weighting for the whole frame, and with a 'reasonable' relationship between the objects. After multiple attempts with the start object, it felt natural and correct to place the 'beginning' object to the left of frame, somewhere in a position loosely relating to a sense of thirds. Placing the beginning item near to centre or right within the frame seemed wholly incorrect.

Again, after a number of offerings placing of the second object had to be proximal/ close to the 'start' object rather than distal to, or frame opposite to the first object.

With regard to the third object placed in the sequence, this item had to counter weight the top left hand the top left of the frame, equally opposing the mass of the first two objects.

In the subsequent images the sense of lines between points truly began. Lines which connected the points became the primus of the arrangement , and I found through the arrangement of these scenes that I was looking for lines when offering these placements and endeavouring to provide the most pleasing directions/links for the frame. The final image highlights these lines.

In review of the images I found that I naturally clustered the items into pockets of the frame, leaving large areas with no content, and in my initial versions this was starkly apparent, subsequent re-working provided a broader use of the frame space. However this issue presented to me a disconnection between viewing the scene from behind the camera and from one side when ‘creating’ the sequence. A lack of camera perspective when creating the scene, which is something I am now aware I will have to pay more attention to.



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