Monday the 12th September, Questionnaires, blogs and composition

Today we had the task of completing a pro portal questionnaire, this was about aspects of college and will help the college understand what the pupils want. Personally I thought that the bus in the morning needs sorting from Clitheroe as the journey takes way too long for a place not that far away, plus it’s always packed leaving no space for everyone to get on. After that, we had to set up our blogs, this didn’t take long as we had guides on how to complete. I haven’t used WordPress before but through it saving constantly and it using a online word so I can do it straight onto the website, it seems much better than Tumblr in which I have used in the past. When setting up my blog I had to change the names of the categories and the aesthetics of the site such as not having title pictures.

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These are my categories we all needed and I will add work to the correct categories as we complete work in the course.

Composition is the term used to describe the arrangement of the visual elements in a painting or other artwork. It is how the elements of art and design – line, shape, colour, value, texture, form, and space – are organised or composed according to the principles of art and design- balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity/variety –  and other Elements of Composition, to give the artwork structure and convey the intent of the artist. For instance, if a photographer is trying to make a scary picture then they may use composition type which shows something lingering in the background whilst their victim could be clueless in the front.

There are many different types of composition types.screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-17-46-30

These are just a few of the more commonly used ones for amateurs and professionals as some are pretty hard to set up yet not too challenging that you are taking half an hour to set up your image. The rules of thirds is the most simple and the most commonly known as it usually comes built into cameras so you can align images through the viewfinder. You have to place objects onto the lines or in the corners, this will place the person slightly off whilst having objects/subjects in the background and balanced nicely in the picture.

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I have used these before in college and outside, the rule of thirds, golden triangles and leading lines are often used by me when I take pictures as they tend to compose a nice image. Leading lines for me give meaning to having things in the image so you can often cut out parts which aren’t pointing towards the main subject.Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 20.57.46.png

I attempted this in my FMP last year by directing the glasses and wine bottle into him giving away he is the main subject whilst providing a great aesthetic addition.


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