Ok though not as direct as giving you a crit on existing work I wanted to throw something together quickly at lunch to see if you and maybe others are game!
The idea is to get everyone starting around the same place here in the forum.
The first thing is just to refresh and remember some of the tools used in composition to build strong images
I have about 50 rules but not enough time to get into all of them. Lets start with the first 15, 20 everyone
is familiar with and over the next few months get more sophisticated.
This Month lets talk and focus on Analysis. It’s Important that you don’t cheat yourself and follow the steps.
This is all basic stuff we all know but this will help me help you better than just a blind crit.
There are 2 stages to this homework
I would like you to think of one of your favorite shots from a film, photographer or artist that
has stuck with you for several years.
Then sketch it out quickly from memory if possible. If you need to throw up an image and sketch over.
The Idea here is not about draftsmanship or how well its painted. I want you to figure out what is going
on that makes that image appeal and if there is a way to rip off that artist in your own way by
understanding the methods or repetition in their approach to picture making
This shot is from lawrence of arabia. These old films with little budget or set were amazing at composition and the first time i checked this shot out i was blown away by how a guy on a camel and a rock connected by a cast shadow could compose one of the strongest images with little to no budget or set needed. There are a lot of things going on throughout this film especially when it comes rule of odds and 123 scale diversity and repetition. Lawrence of Arabia, Planet of the apes< one upon a time in the west, to me are like classes on how to do ten times more with 100 times less and help show how little you need if planned out to create a successful image reminding me of harvey dunns comment of : When you add interest to an image you Remove interest from it!
Once completed without research break down the image to the simple fundamental rules you are familiar with. Don’t cheat and look them up before hand… just get the image in your head sketch it out and break it down.
Once you complete stage 1 move on to stage 2 for next week