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17 Jul 2010

Elements of Design: Project - Shapes

Exercise: Real and implied Triangles
6 photographs

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Implied

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Elements of Design: Project - Using lines

Exercise: Implied lines
5 photographs

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12 Jul 2010

Elements of Design: Project - Lines, pt3

Exercise: Curves
4 photographs

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When I went out looking for curves it struck me that they mostly occur in things that have been deliberately created. In fact, all x4 of my examples, though different, have all been manmade.

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Elements of Design: Project - Lines, pt2

Exercise: Diagonals
4 photographs

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As the course material suggests, it is a simple case of creating strong verticals in a photograph dependant on the viewing angle. I have included x2 examples of actual diagonals that I have found and x2 where the diagonal has been created by the viewing angle.

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Elements of Design: Project - Lines, pt1

Exercise: Horizontal and vertical lines
8 photographs

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I found it much easier to find examples of vertical lines that horizontal: maybe it’s the way my mind works? After living in both cities and country areas I have seen a lot of natural and manmade verticals; trees, buildings, poles, etc.

After completing the exercise and reading on I found that I had encountered a lot of what was suggested by the course material. In fact, I only really had two verticals that weren’t suggested; a vertical fountain and a guitar neck.

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Elements of Design: Project - Points, pt3

Exercise: Multiple points
3 photographs

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Elements of Design: Project - Points, pt2

Exercise: The relationship between points
4 photographs

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When I first read the brief for this exercise I thought that natural examples of two points might be a little challenging; turns out they’re everywhere!

As stated in the brief, I noticed that one point is normally a lot more dominant than the other in my example. Cases when points have equal presence (such as the eyes example) tend to have a very static composition.

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Elements of Design: Project - Points, pt1

Exercise: Positioning a point
3 photographs

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I’ve had a bit of a break from the course owing to work commitments, holidays and other points of admin I’ve had to do so it’s about time I got back into it. I managed to get the first assignment in on time so now I’m working toward Assignment 2: Elements of design.

The positioning a point exercise is similar to one that was done in the first part of the course. Here I photographed a pigeon as a single point as there were few details surrounding it and made for an easy composition.

Notes on each photo are on my photobucket account.