CGD 218 Week 3 Discussion 1
CGD 218 Week 3 Discussion 1 fin571
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CGD 218 Week 3 Discussion 1 Photography and Composition When considering magazines like National Geographic or social media like Pinterest it becomes evident that photography plays an instrumental role in visual communication However creating an impactful photograph is not always easy Your textbook explains the importance of design and composition in successful photography For this discussion locate a photograph either on the Web or in print that strategically uses at least three elements of design eg balance color asymmetry etc Then paste a link to the photograph or if it is in print upload a scanned copy to the discussion forum or the web and explain which elements are utilized and how they affect the overall impact and message of the photograph Possible Resources 13 Photographs That Changed the World httpwwwneatoramacom2007010213photographsthat changedtheworldl Breaking News Analvsis Politics BIOClS News Photos Video Tech Reviews TlMEcom httpwwwtimecomtimephotogalleryO29307163199300htm National Geoqrabhic Photo of the Day httpphotographynationalgeographiccomphotographyphotoof the daysourceNavPhoPOD Example Link to Photo httpphotograph y nationageographic comphotograph yphotoof thedays va rtifoss wa terfa iceand I chose photograph of S vartifoss Iceand taken by Giacomo Ciangottini and displayed on the Photo of the Day section of the National Geographic website This photograph utilizes asymmetry particularly the rule of thirds with the waterfall on the left This asymmetry is balanced by the dark section of rock in the upper right corner of the image The photograph also utilizes line in that the waterfall the lines in the cliff and the slope of the area around the lake all work together to guide the eye from the upper left directy down the photograph and toward the bottom right Finaly its use of color conveys an overall impression of a natural albeit majestic scene Guided Response Respond to at least two of your peers with feedback on their analysis of the photograph they selected Do you see the same design elements they did Do you agree With their interpretation of how these elements impact the overall photograph Can you nd any additional design elements they did not address in their post Note If you select a photo from National Geographic s Photo of the Day be sure the URL contains the photo 5 name particularly if you are selecting quottoday squot photo For example notice the URL in the sample above contains quotsvartifoss waterfalliceland at the end You may need to click on the actual photo to ensure you have the correct URL httpwwwneatoramacom2007010213photographsthatchangedtheworldl I choose the photograph VJ Day Times Square 1945 aka The Kiss This photo caught my attention immediately It looks like a romantic picture of a couple who have not seen each other in a long time but according to wwwneatoramacom this sailor was kissing every girl in sight He was overjoyed by the news of Japan s surrender According to our text The photographer s objective is to figuratively stop time in order to capture the essence of something or someone in a single frame Photographers must decide often in split seconds what to capture Ryan 2012 I think that Alfred Eisenstaedt the photographer did just that in this photo I like how in the background you can see the observers of this event I believe this is called the depth of field The two people in this photo are centered but the photographer does allow you to see the environment they are in This photograph tells a story Reference Ryan W 2012 Visual Literacy Learning to See San Diego Bridgepoint Education Inc Retrieved from httpscontentashf0rdedu
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