For this assignment you will complete research on various composition techniques which you will implement in your own photographs.
First, come up with YOUR OWN definition of the technique, including how you would compose the photo and WHY you might use the technique.
1. Birds Eye View
2. Ants Eye View
3. Direct Approach
4. Tight Framing
5. Wide Framing
6. Frame within a Frame (Object as a Frame)
7. Rule of Thirds
8. Golden Ratio
11. Leading Lines
12. Dutch Angle
Second, find what you consider to be an aesthetically pleasing photographic example of the technique using the web resources provided. Place the photo with the photographer's name and year the image was taken. Include the title if you can find it. (Do not simply google the term and choose a random photo, you will not receive credit). Please only use a photographer once, use this as an opportunity to look at many types and styles of photography!
Use these photography links to find your images:
Museum of Modern Art Collection - LIFE - PhotographyNow - Aperture Magazine - Masters of Photography - In-Public - Behance Network - But Does it Float - Magnum Photos - William Eggleston - AfterImage Gallery - International Center of Photography - the Collective Shift - David LaChapelle - TIME Photos -
Ant's Eye View (also known as worm's eye view) is an image taken from a low angle often times using a wide lens to emphasize the effect. Using this technique can make the subject look powerful or larger than life.
PART 2 - Presentation Work
Now the fun stuff! You will be taking photographs implementing each of the techniques you researched. You must have a minimum of one example for each technique. You cannot turn in the same photo for two different techniques (even if it uses multiple). Rather than 'just showing' the technique, the goal should be to create a compelling image that is well exposed, composed and focused. Show us your best work. Insert your images with your name & copyright on a new slide after the Technique Explanation & Master's Example Slide.