Frame Exercise Critique

Frame Exercise Critique, Production 1

Learning about the way to take images correctly with keeping in mind the rule of thirds, balance, lighting and more helped me understand how to improve images taken and critique others. I will be critiquing Ian Potash’s images for the Frame Exercise.

The first image is the symmetric image. At first glance the image looks symmetrical, but with a second glance I saw differently. The hallway starts out symmetrical but as it goes further down it curves to the left of the image making it more asymmetrical than symmetrical.

The second image is the asymmetric image. The asymmetrical image is successful in that the picture has a feeling of being unbalanced with the image being ‘heavier’ on the right side of the image. One thing that caught my eye is how the shoe is cut off on the bottom. The top third of the image has a lot of space as the bottom of the image feels incomplete.

The third image is a close up. This image was unexpectedly a side view but a successful one. The image stops at the shoulder and doesn’t go too far down the arm. There is the correct about of head room on the close up image.

Next is the long shot. It is a long shot as it shows the whole body, including the feet. The shot is interesting to look at because of the main focus is not centered in the frame but still gives a balanced look because of the door on the right. The only critique I could give on this image is that the main focus could be moved up so with less headroom and more space on the bottom third of the image.

Finally, the balanced with weight of gaze image. This image is well done but could be better. The main focus is on the right side of the image and is looking to the left. The main focus is on the rule of thirds line which is successfully done. But I would have liked the gaze to have more room or have some feeling. I do not get the feeling that the gaze has as much weight as it should.

Overall the images were successfully done and we will all continue learning how to take images without problem.

Ian Potash’s Page: https://potashi.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/frame-exercise/

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