Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This Week's Theme: Pattern and Repitition

The human eye likes patters.  When composed carefully, they can create really fascinating images.  This week, our endeavoring photographers took some great shots.  They're really proud of their work!

The Tree is Life, by Jocelyn M.

Crayolas, by Kelly S.

Box, by Martha G.

Stripes, by Gilbert S.

Purse, by Daniela B.

Faces and Fruit, by Bertha L.

Bertha L. also took a photo of a curtain in her room that I personally thought was really eye-catching.  We played with it a little as a class, and it turned out to be an edifying experiment in the impact of a crop.  Below is the picture cropped two different ways.  Although it's the same image and we changed nothing else about it (lighting, color balance, etc.), the two version have a very different effect.  In the first, your eye is drawn up and there's a sense of space.  In the second, you see more details and textures.  It's all thanks to the crop!



Comment away and encourage our artists with a little contructive feedback!


Director said...

Repetition is one of my favorites! Here's a related photo I took for the school recently: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1633104/visit_to_printer%20%282%29.jpg

"Faces and Fruit" reminds me of something I would see on apartmenttherapy.com. There's something about the frowney-face being the first magnet that comes into focus + that quiet lighting that feels melancholy. I like it.

"Box" has some nice shadows. Is that box from Pier 1? :)

"Crayolas" is just fun. I imagine it in large format - bulletin board size or larger!

Great work. I look forward to more.

GRMS-Principal said...

I'm inspired! These photos make me want to go buy a camera. Keep up the great work!

Director said...

Something to consider adding your photos to:

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