Re: Re: Assignment 3: Finding Depth and Motion

Duncan Rawlinson

Great photographs. This is exactly what was asked from you for this assignment.

Let’s start by looking at your first photograph. The image uses two tools to help create the illusion of depth. You use a shallow depth of field to help draw your audiences attention to your foreground and isolate your main area of interest and you use space and distance to create the illusion of 3 dimensions. By using a strong foreground, middle ground and background you’ve ensured your photograph isn’t seen as flat or boring. There is a lot to look at in this photograph.

I’m also really impressed with your second image. I’ve enlarged the image to its full size and you’ve done a wonderful job of keeping your main object in sharp focus while blurring the background. This photography trick helps you pull your foreground object out of the background and allows you to isolate moving object and capture the sense of movement within a still photograph. Great work.

What I also appreciate about both photographs is that you’ve used a limited color palette in both photographs. This has helped you simply a large amount of space. Organizing larger scenes is no easy task and it’s not often you find opportunities for color organization in such larger spatial areas. You’ll learn more about color theory in an upcoming lesson, but for now, just be aware of your color palette in both of these shots.

Great work!