- look at the two photographs, the bullfighting scene and Threshing Corn in Sicily, and find the implied lines, sketching them for the purpose of the learning log;
- perform the same analysis on three of my own photographs; and
- take two photographs where the following kinds of implied line lead the eye:
- an eye-line; and
- the extension of line or lines to a point.
|Gottard Schuh, Threshing Corn in Sicily|
The main eye-lines of the lead horse and the farm-worker create a triangle adding a further design element to the photograph, bringing order and structure.
2. Analysis of own photographs
|Wood carver: ISO 3200 70mm f16 1/30|
I was shooting indoors, so had a high ISO setting, but here I also wanted to show some movement if possible, so I used a fairly slow shutter speed. The downside of this is that the f-stop is higher than I would have wanted, bringing a distracting background more into focus.
|Group photo: ISO 200 300mm f6.3 1/1000|
The photograph was a candid "street" photo, so I took advantage of the structure as it happened - The aperture was one stop in from fully open - this also ensured I did not suffer from camera shake at this point.
|Black and Orange: ISO 500 28mm f3.5 1/60|
3. Newly taken Photographs
|Battle: ISO 200 400mm f5.6 1/1600|
I was using the lens at its widest aperture as I was keen to throw the distracting background out of focus and also provide a fast shutter speed to freeze the action and, in this case, I also wanted to have no camera shake.
|Walled garden: ISO 200 24mm f16 1/30|
The implied lines are accentuated by using the wide angle lens and, as I wanted to ensure sharpness throughout, I used f16 as my aperture, knowing that this would give me a good DOF.