Depth n Motion

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    not so attractive shots but i understand the manual settings of aperture n shutter speed

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Great assignment.

    This project asked that you take 2 images. The purpose was to showcase your ability to manipulate movement and depth. You’ve done a wonderful job with both of these images showcasing your ability to manipulate these two things.

    Let’s start by discussing your first photograph. You’ve captured an image of a water fountain while it’s spurting up water. There is obvious movement to this water which you’ve successfully froze by using a fast shutter speed. The water isn’t perfectly crisp but you’ve still frozen the movement in mid air. The alternative would have been to use a slower shutter speed to expose the water for slightly longer. This would have caused the water to take on a gentle, flowing feel and would have provided the illusion of movement in 2 dimensional space.

    Your second image was used an example to show your ability to isolate your subject from the background by using a shallow depth of field. You’ve accomplished this goal perfectly.

    My main concern with both images is that you’re using very “balanced” or “centered” composition. Your main subject in both cases is placed directly in the center of the frame. Try using the rule of thirds to guide your object placement for now. This would mean you would need to place your subjects on either the right or left side at 1/3 the frame, rather than ½ the frame. It will make your composition more informal and give your images a slightly more dramatic feel.

    Other than that, great work!

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