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Book Club Topic: Composition - The Photographer's Eye, Chapter 2, Design Basics

 
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Mar 25, 2012 21:58 |  #1

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The one thread per chapter per week idea didn't work so we're going to stay with a single thread and no schedule. :)

We're going back to a single thread for the Book Club. Please be sure and subscribe to it, here and thanks for your contributions.

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The Photographer's Eye, Chapter 2, Design Basics

Welcome back to the book club study group.

If you're new to the group, start here: Chapter 1, The Image Frame If you are anxious to get started, The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman is available to immediately read on your computer, tablet, or smart phone, by ordering the Amazon Kindle edition and then downloading the appropriate free device reader.

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We'll start Chapter 3 in a new thread on April 2nd.


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Mar 26, 2012 17:43 |  #2

Just wanted to let you know I'm subscribed. My hubby goes back to work tomorrow and spring break is over, so I have time to concentrate on things I want to do again! HA! :)

Will be working on the topics covered tomorrow.


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Mar 28, 2012 21:47 |  #3

It's quiet in here this week! I am going through my pics to see if I can match any up to these concepts. I am really enjoying the book though am humbled at how little I know.


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Mar 28, 2012 22:00 |  #4

Here is a shot I did a couple weeks ago in Whistler. I took several shots of the Olympic rings while I was there but this was by far my favorite even though I clipped the top of one of the rings. Now that I go back and look at it I think it is because they pop because of the contrast of being shot at night with a flash. The snow adds a sense of place to them as well.


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Apr 03, 2012 23:26 as a reply to  @ TTuna Eye's post |  #5

Haha, I think Spring Break hit all of us at once. We'll be out of town until next weekend, probably with no internet access.

So, unless someone has a better idea, I'm going to extend Chapter 2 for a bit.

Let me know if there's anyone anxious to get on to Chapter 3. You don't have to wait for the rest of us.


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Apr 04, 2012 07:32 |  #6

Pattern and color.

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Apr 04, 2012 07:37 |  #7

I think this one may exemplify some of the basic design elements/principles.

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Apr 05, 2012 19:28 |  #8

stsva I love that second shot. The way the bridge pilings hold up the top of the frame is great and the acute light angle adds really nice contrast.


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Apr 06, 2012 07:43 |  #9

TTuna Eye wrote in post #14216964 (external link)
stsva I love that second shot. The way the bridge pilings hold up the top of the frame is great and the acute light angle adds really nice contrast.

Thanks! :) I don't have too many shots that display basic design elements as well as this one.


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Apr 07, 2012 11:23 |  #10

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In this one, like the other, I was very aware of the leaves of the peach tree framing and directing the eye back to the blossoms. The blossoms are viewed from the side instead of straight on, but it is a much stronger composition (I think) than what could be achieved by the "traditional" view (mostly because I didn't have branches and leaves falling the same way to achieve that kind of framing):

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Apr 07, 2012 11:25 |  #11

This one was taken with an implied triangle for the eye to complete:

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As was this one:

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Apr 07, 2012 11:25 |  #12

It also has the receding color (green) as a foreground to the red color, which is really neat! :)


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Apr 07, 2012 11:26 |  #13

stsva wrote in post #14207606 (external link)
I think this one may exemplify some of the basic design elements/principles.
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You also use four pillars to create an implied triangle. Our brains look for order in things, which is part of what I took away from the "gestalt" part of the discussion. Very nice image and satisfying to look at. Also like the moodiness of it. :)


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Apr 09, 2012 17:28 |  #14

We're moving back into a single thread, here so that everyone stays subscribed as we go from chapter to chapter.


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