Re: Re: assignment 8 creative composition

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Tammy!

How are you?

Now first things first here. I don’t want you to do potentially dangerous stuff just for photo assignments!!! 😮

In all seriousness though you really need to be careful as a photographer. Robert Capa died by accidentally stepping on a landmine. He was one of the greatest photojournalists of all time and his most famous quote which is sadly ironice now was: “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. “

Anyway, you get the idea. You need to get close, but it can also be extremely dangerous!

So be careful please! And don’t do anything dangerous for this course.

Now onto the photograph itself.

I would have preferred to be a little closer to the main subject.

Here are some minor notes:


The big circle in the frame shows some empty negative space which is many time but in this case I think it’s too much.

Also the entire frame feels like it’s on a slant. Finally there are some telephone poles that are distracting…

This colorized frame is interesting and this is where it gets subjective. You may like this and someone else may not… But that is sort of up to you right!

Overall I’m very impressed that you’ve taken a chance and done some that you have “bravely” done. And I don’t mean going onto railway tracks… I mean doing something that scares you a little. Like posting a self portrait…

It’s a creative frame that illicit a direct emotional response when you view the frame! That means you’re getting better!!

Nice job!