Friday, March 13, 2009

Abstract Photos

This week the kids learned about different compositional elements in photography. The elements they learned to use were 1) The rule of thirds 2) Triangles 3) Circles 4) Negative space 5) Leading lines and 6) Repetitive patterns. Their assignment was to take an abstract photo and employ at least one of those elements.

They got downright creative with this assignment. One young man took a photo of his Cookie Crisp Cereal in a pristine white bowl on a red checked table cloth, he was all over circles. Another child took a photo of an empty Coca Cola bottle on a picnic table between some kind of fencing. She had the bottle positioned perfectly in the left third of the frame. She could sell it to Coke. It was that good.

Next week we'll be working on capturing motion in our photos. I can't wait to see what the kids come up with for that one!

Here are the submissions from Stat Boy and Oleander:


You know what the boy cares about. Still he did a nice job composing his shot.
Oleander loves these Japanese dolls I got at a second hand shop in Japan. She took dozens of shots before selecting this one for her assignment. Print Friendly and PDF

2 comments:

Party of Eight said...

Cool pictures!!! Sorry we missed it...got some sick kiddos here. Could you email us next week's assignment? R is really enjoying your class :) Thanks!

momto5minnies said...

How fun! I bet the kids are just loving this little class.