Hello, I realize that it has been a while since I last updated this blog. The main reason for this has been some difficulties I’ve been having with my PC and card reader. I had enough material for a further three posts, only for the pictures to be completely erased. This was incredibly frustrating, but I have finally sorted out my technical issues and I think I am back on course to update this blog more regularly.
As soon as I got my act together, I realize that I have between 1-2 months to submit all my modules to my photography course. I haven’t even submitted my first one! So any posts on this blog for the next couple of weeks will be part of my learning log, as I frantically rush through the remaining modules.
Module 1 – The Frame
The objective of this module was to explore the impact and possibilities that the frame has on the composition of an image. I had to submit three images – a square image, a vertical panorama and a horizontal panorama.
Image 1 – The Square Image
I felt that the square frame did a good job of cutting out excess space that a frame with a more conventional 2:3 aspect ratio would have left this image with. I also think that it focused in on the subject, helping the composition.
Image 2 – The Vertical Panorama
You might recall this image from my last post. This course inspired me to try creating panorama’s, and I intend to do some more in the future.
I realize this image is far from perfect – it’s wonky for a start. But I liked the way that creating a panorama instead of trying to capture the whole thing with a wide-angle lens meant that I could include detail at all three parts of the image – the people around the base, the clouds and the top of the monument. If I had to use a wide-angle lens, this would have meant a loss of detail at some point, or a distortion of perspective.
Image 3 – The Horizontal Panorama
Another image from my last post. Again, using a wide-angle lens to capture the whole scene would have caused a loss of detail at some point in this scene. Creating a panorama meant that I could capture the street scene without losing the sea view, or pushing the street scene to one side in favour of a sea scape.