The next exercise required that I take images with two focal points. As it said in the course book getting this type of image was not easy. After walking around London and taking a few images i was not too happy with the results except for an image of the River Thames.
The first image that I managed to take was of two Helicopters flying around a ship in port. I waited for a while as they flew around until I had one in the foreground and one further away.
I think that as you look at the image you see the first Helicopter first, then as you look around the frame the second one comes into shot. I think that the boat links them together. I don’t know if I should have cropped the image so that the larger aircraft was closer to the edge of the frame as mentioned in the first exercise. I may leave this for my tutor to comment on?
The second Image I took was from Westminster Bridge in London. I saw the London Eye in the back ground but I needed something big the fill the foreground. After waiting for half an hour a large ship pulled into the frame.
It was a great piece of luck as the ship had a red front and this matched the red brakes on the bottom of the wheel. I think that the boat in the front would attract the attention of the viewer first than they could look over the Thames towards the wheel.
Here is the image with the points marked
Although It may be the case that the wheel (London Eye) is a little too big, should I have got closer to the boat and made the wheel smaller?
The next part of the exercise was to take an image that has two points that attract equal attention, a human face.
I used an image of a model that I took on a course last year.
I really liked this series of images and it was one of these that I sold recently (My first sale as previously mentioned in my Blog)
Marked with points and eyes leveled.
It was an interesting exercise especially the last part where the above image was examined. You do look at a persons eyes when you look at this type of picture so there are important lessons for the photographer.
- Make sure that you focus in on the eyes.
- Make sure that the image is in focus.
- If using a model it is important that his or her eye makeup is perfect.