Monday 9/14/20: Finish MAP Testing + Continue Rules of Composition: Natural Framing

Upon completing the MAP test…

You will take notes on Natural Framing in the Rules of Composition PowerPoint, (slides 6-8 ONLY).

Click here to open PPT:  Rules-of-Composition_Natural Framing

Then begin this photo assignment:

Introduction: The role of any rule of composition is to draw the eye into a photograph. Framing refers to using elements of a scene to create a frame within your frame. For example, you might shoot through a doorway, pulled back curtains, branches, fences, tunnels, or arches to highlight your subject. Adding a focal point through framing shows a viewer exactly where to look. Aside from directing attention, the use of framing gives a photo context.

Foreground elements around your subject, for example, add to the story told by your image. A frame formed by branches or flowers indicates that the photo was taken in a forest or garden. Books surrounding the edges of the image show that the subject is in a library. Random things that make for interesting pictures include rings, funnels, toilet paper tubes, picture frames, and magnifying glasses. Framing your subject with unusual items can make for interesting and abstract results.

1. First, watch this YouTube video to learn more about this important photographic technique: (If you don’t have a personal device to watch it on, use the Edpuzzle link below the video.)

2. Find a subject and frame it with something from architecture, nature, or things around your home that can act as a frame. You can use anything you like to act as a frame. This YouTube video focuses on using tubes (toilet roll tubes etc) to take photographs through.  (If you don’t have a personal device to watch it on, use the Edpuzzle link below the video.)

3. Do this with many subjects/subject matter taking multiple shots each time.

4. Pick your favorite three and edit them using Snapseed.

5.  Submit the 3 edited photos individually into Teams. (No collage this time.)

6. Submit into the Teams assignment folder titled, Natural Framing Photos.



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