1. Rule of thirds
2. Leading line,
3. Framing, and
4. Symmetrical balance.
Each composition will be taken utilizing three different viewpoints-
1. one standing,
2. worms eye view, and
3. either birds eye view or to the right or left of the original viewpoint.
This project will be done using Aperture Priority of f/16 for a deep depth of field, so that there will be detail in the foreground, middle ground, and background. Always be sure the shutter speed stays at least 1/60 second, otherwise the photo will be out of focus.
The album name in iPhoto will be: 09-29-2014 Landscape Compositions
1. Retouch any dust in the sky as needed using the retouch tool on your iPhoto (it's the dark smudgy circles that don't belong there in the sky).
2. Open each one that you are using (twelve) in Photoshop and change to black and white by pressing Image > Adjustments > Black and white. Play around with the different colors and presets until you get a pleasing one. You may also use image > adjustments > brightness contrast afterwards to fine tune it further if you're finding the image is still too light or dark.
3. Save each image as lastname-firstname-specificcompositionname-specificvantagepointname.jpg
(such as moncure-kelly-framing-birdseye.jpg)
Create a padlet of your own under your name and title it landscape_compositions.
Upload each composition (three each of the four) and title them appropriately- such as.
Leading line- standing
Leading line- worm's eye
Leading line- birds eye (or whatever you used)
EXPLAIN under each of the four compositional rules (whichever viewpoint you think looks best for each) how your photograph is that composition, using complete sentences:
1. What the ISO, aperture and shutter speed is
2. What it's a photograph of- describe the photo
3. What that compositional rule (i.e. leading line) means in your own words
4. How your photograph is that compositional rule- be specific
5. What makes your photograph successful
Put your top photo from each composition in
RBV-Class1 > 231Common > Period # > 10-5-2015 Landscape Compositions.
Save them as lastname-firstname-specificcompositionname-vantagepointname.jpg
(such as lastname-firstname-leadingline-wormseyeview.jpg)
You will have FOUR total in the class folder- one for rule of thirds, leading line, framing, and symmetry.
Upload your FINISHED padlet to the class list below. The title should be your name and landscape compositions. Be sure that your padlet address ends in landscape_compositions before adding it.
Landscape Compositions Period 1
Landscape Compositions Period 2
Landscape Compositions Period 3
Landscape Compositions Period 5
Landscape Compositions Period 6
Graded based on:
5 points: Time on task, citizenship
5 points: Quality of photos- in focus, spent time getting the right compositional rule, 3 viewpoints per rule.
5 points: Computer work: images not too bright or dark, good craftsmanship, no smudges in sky
5 points: Good explanation in own padlet on the questions above, answered all questions, complete sentences.