Category: Exercises

Exercises for the course

Exercise; Colour Relationships

This exercise is in two parts; firstly to produce one photo for each combination of primary and secondary colours; secondly to produce three or four photos that feature colour combinations that appeal to me. Part 1 Combination of each primary and secondary colour Red: Green   In this case the colour combination of red and …

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Exercise; Primary and Secondary Colours

This exercise entails finding scenes, or parts of scenes that are each dominated by a single one of the primary and secondary colours. With each colour vary the exposure slightly (as done in the previous exercise). For each of the series of photos below the exposure compensation is -0.7; -0.3; 0; +0.3; +0.7 when viewed …

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Exercise; Control the strength of a colour

For this exercise I had to find a strong, definite colour – I chose a red circular board on a level crossing – and use a viewpoint so that the colour filled the viewfinder. The exercise then required one shot at the average exposure setting and then further shots half a stop and a full …

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Exercise; Rhythms and patterns

Produce at least two photographs, one should convey rhythm, the other pattern Pattern I saw the pattern produced by the Hosta leaves in the garden, so I framed the photo tightly so that no boundaries to the pattern were seen. Rhythm Here the eye is drawn from the out of focus base of the flower …

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Exercise; Real and implied triangles

This exercise is split into two parts, one using ‘real’ triangles, the other making ‘implied’ triangles. Real triangles The first photo is of Norwich cathedral, the spire of which is an example of a triangular object. The second photo is a triangle, created by perspective, converging towards the top of the frame. This is a …

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Exercise; Implied lines

This exercise is in two parts – the first part is to analyse three existing photographs for implied lines. The second part of the exercise is to take two photographs that use the following  kinds of implied lines an eye line the extension of a line For the first of these attention is drawn to …

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Exercise; Curves

This exercise involved looking out for and taking four photographs using curves to emphasise movement and direction. The first image was taken at the riverside of the top of a set of steps leading down to a mooring berth. It was the curved top to the steps that first attracted me to the photo and …

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Exercise; Diagonals

The requirement for this exercise is to take 4 photographs which use diagonals strongly. The first example is of shadows cast by some railings, the railings could have been photographed as an example of vertical lines, but the shadows cast some strong diagonals.  The next example is from a paved courtyard, looking down directly on …

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Exercise; Horizontal and vertical lines

I went out to photograph horizontal and vertical lines and, as suggested in the brief, to try to subordinate the content of the photograph to the line. Horizontal These were steps in a medieval building. The horizontal lines are quite strong, though the fact that thet are steps can possibly be seen quite easily. Possibly …

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Exercise; Multiple points

For this exercise I tried to build up an image of multiple points, starting with a blank background and then adding objects one at a time. I decided to build up an image of DIY tools and had to choose a suitable background that was unfussy but not entirely plain. I decided to use an …

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