Category Archives: Elements of Design

Some of the pictures that didn’t make Assignment 2

When it comes to selecting images for my assignments I create a long list of pictures that I feel meet the criteria and then systematically whittle them down to the final few.  This post includes some of the pictures that … Continue reading

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Finally finished Assignment 2

This seems to have been a long haul but I have finally finished assignment 2 and am just putting the finishing touches to it before I email it to my tutor.  As always, I look at the photographs again and want … Continue reading

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Rhythms and patterns

A clear distinction is made in the materials between rhythms and patterns and I understand what is meant by the rhythmic repetition and how that can be likened to music.  What I’m struggling with though is when this stops being … Continue reading

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Shapes

I started this exercise with the ‘real triangles’ and what I felt was a lovely triangular-shaped rose bud which under different conditions may also qualify as a ‘point’ however it is bigger and occupies more of the frame. This was followed … Continue reading

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How other photographers have used lines in composition

I’ve finally started reading!  Firstly, The Photograph by Graham Clarke which was included with the materials for the course and secondly, The ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer, which was recommended by my tutor, Peter.  I find ‘The Photograph’ really hard … Continue reading

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Using lines in composition

I found some elements of this project easy and others quite hard.  I have realised that I do use lines in my compositions, both in terms of ‘a row of points or objects’ and ‘the extension of a line that … Continue reading

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Lines

I have enjoyed this part of the course more than any other so far.  It hasn’t been easy to select only vertical or horizontal because more often than not I could see both vertical and horizontal and sometimes diagonal lines too, … Continue reading

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