Last week everyone brought in tons of impressive photographs with interesting and diverse subject matters as we began to develop our photo essays. The projects people brought in ranged from self-portraits to urban landscapes to abstractions of light. While most of us had developed strong themes and gathered enough material to work with, our crit challenged us to resolve the overall composition of the essay, make more effective edits, and push the concept to be more cohesive and complete.
Today we had our second photo essay crit and had the opportunity to share and discuss our progress as it had evolved from our initial proposal. Although most people reused the same images, they were able to completely transform their board with a more purposeful composition. The results across the class were very strong, as everyone was able to resolve some of the obstacles and irresolute elements from last week.
Some of the design elements that we discussed today were continuity, balance, and negative space. Here are some examples of how these themes were resolved: