The Design, Composition and Lighting are dominant over Subject Matter
The photographer becomes
a visual designer whenever a frame is captured.
Placement in the frame, point of view, selective focus, lighting and perspective are but a few of the tools and options the photographer has as tools for creating a strong design.
Formalist photography can contain recognizable subject matter and can also become so abstract that the subject matter is a mystery.
Effective photojournalistic photographs contain compelling subject matter combined with strong formal qualities.
Your first roll of
film either confirmed that your camera is functioning correctly or you
need to make adjustments.
Pay special attention
to the design and lighting of your images.
Develop your film
BEFORE we meet for class.
Next week (after we learn how to print) you will turn in two prints for critique.