Composition – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

3. The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Requirements

After our composition discussion, you should be able to filter the content of your images more effectively and arrange things to be more pleasing and emphasize your choices. Further, our exposure discussion should give you the tools you’ll need to grade your images effectively to emphasize the subjects of your choosing.

For this assignment, you’ll need to choose an interesting or unusual outdoor subject such as an old car, a barn, or anything that can stand out in its environment. It can be anything, as long as you can isolate it in a pleasing compositional manner.

Take 5 images with poor composition and good exposure. Take 5 more images with good composition and good exposure. Be prepared to explain why the poor composition is poor and why you consider the good compositions to be good. Don’t take the easy way out. Find a subject you can frame and compose well.

This assignment is for Digital Photography course (ART 2060) at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah taught by Alex Chamberlain in the Fall of 2015.

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