Images in the time of Coronavirus v.5
Welcome to Compositions, our latest family photo challenge including members throughout Australia and the UK.
Since March this year we, as a family, have participated in photography challenges:
- the A-Z of Isolation
- Images by the Dozen
- 10 Ordinary Objects
- Variations on a Theme
- and we’ve just completed our fifth challenge, based on Composition.
What was this composition challenge all about?
My sister again set the parameters and gave us guidance throughout the month on what to photograph, how to practice and being on the lookout for suitable compositions.
Six images were required, one each from the following categories:
2. Rule of thirds (1)
3. Rule of thirds (2) – can’t be the same third as the previous image
4. Fill the frame
5. Off the edge
6. Balance – can be symmetrical or asymmetric
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.Robert Frank
How it worked
We were invited to join the group, (no pressure was applied), and we received the instructions and some examples of what composition was all about, plus the proposed time line of a month.
Over the next few Sunday nights, we all got together on Zoom and shared our thoughts from the week and we could discuss our photos to get some ideas from the group. It was a great way to stay connected, think outside the box and have some fun being creative.
I found it a bit harder in that I usually like to be spontaneous, but for this one I had to think about it and set it up in accordance with the composition – whether it worked best as centre shot, what filled the frame meant and how to get an off the edge shot.
It was a good learning experience and stretched me.
A range of family members were involved again and covered a wide range of ages!
We helped each other out with ideas, encouragement and support – but I guess that’s what families do! It was a real challenge for everyone and we all approached it in different ways with regular reminders and advice from my sister and her husband.
As with the past challenges, my sister is now compiling the photos into a magazine, so we all have something to look back on from this tumultuous time.
What is your favourite photo from this challenge?
So what’s next?
Our next project is Seasons – stay tuned for more….
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