Here's my collage of some of the pictures I rejected for assessment. Let's just say that smaller pictures hide a multitude of sins. Most of my learning on this course so far is centred around the simple art of looking (during the lesson, whilst taking the pictures and afterwards), plus the self-critique I go through during my picture selection.
I kept the following in mind for my compositions:
- Shapes and repeating shapes
- Vertical and diagonal lines
- Rule of thirds
Here are the three photos I submitted for assessment. I thought some of them could possibly fit into more than one category - do you agree?
1. Vertical and diagonal lines - Salvia 'Amistad'
2. Shapes and repeating shapes - Eryngium mislabelledanthicus
3. Abstract - Horse chestnut and Cameraria ohridella (aka horse chestnut leaf miner)
You'll see I cheated slightly by including a photo from earlier this year when I took advantage of a hoar frost one morning. I was keen to get some feedback on the composition choices I'd made with two versions of this photograph.
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. Your assessment of my photographs was great and is the kind of invaluable discussion I was hoping would develop in the course's classroom. Sadly my two fellow students are rather quiet so far, so please keep your comments coming.
Coming up next: Lesson 3 - Working Indoors and Outdoors
Previously: Back to School - my introductory post, and Lesson 1 - Lighting
Disclosure: I'm taking the course for review purposes as a guest of My Garden School. Views are my own and there are no cookies or affiliate links associated with this series of posts.