Candle – better angle

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    I think this is a better composition

    Duncan Rawlinson

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    Duncan Rawlinson

    ** Hello again. We’ve fixed this assignment submission for you. This is what we mean we we stated “upload both photographs using the attachment feature to the same new topic”

    Great start to the course.

    This is exactly what we were hoping you’d accomplish with this assignment. You’ve taken a disorganized photograph with a weak center of focus and you’ve transformed it into a well organized photograph with a clear center of interest. Great work!

    With this assignment it’s important to re-analyze the “beast” image for what is unappealing about it.

    There are a few things which pop out at me right away. For starters, the edges of photograph suffer from sever amputation (i.e. cutting off of secondary elements in the background). This is distracting, not only because they are cut off by the edge of the photograph, but also because they are in sharp focus. Amputation is less distracting (in background objects) when they have soft focus though the use of a shallow depth of field.

    Your “beauty” photograph cleans up the edges and no amputation is found in this composition.

    Secondly, you have no clear color palette in your “beast” photograph. You’ve used blues, browns, yellows and reds which don’t seem to create any type of harmony or drama. They seem to be haphazardly thrown together.

    Lastly, your main object is slightly off center in your “beast” image which doesn’t give the composition a formally balanced look and also doesn’t help it abide by the rule of thirds using informal balance. It’s somewhere in between which looks accidental.

    It’s a great start to the course though. Being able to deconstruct and analyze your own photograph is something you’ll find of increased importance as you work through the course.

    Great work! I look forward to seeing your next assignment.

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