Re: Re: lesson 1

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Chay,

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Now as you can see I had a hard time figuring out which image was your stronger and more interesting image. The whole point of this assignment is to get you to start actually seeing your world. To take note of the visually rich world that is surrounding you.

You should know that as you progress through the course I would hope that you get to a point where you not only meet the requirements of the assignment but that the photos you shoot stand on their own as interesting photographs.

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1: these are VERY strong lines. If you have an affinity for the strong use of lines in your image. Take a look at this: and you’ll get a better idea of how, when, and why to use certain kinds of lines in your images.

2: note that the most interesting part of your image (the pattern on the headboard) is half in focus and half out of focus. This is because your depth field is a bit shallow. As you progress through the course you will come to learn how to control depth of field and make it work for you. In the mean time just know that as a general rule you want the most interesting thing in your photo to be the thing that is totally in focus. Like all rules in photography this rule can be broken but when you’re starting out it’s a good habit to get into.

Feel free to try another shot for this assignment or just move onto your next one.

Thank you! 😀