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Case Study - Hat

Lesson 34 from: Mastering Photographic Composition and Visual Storytelling

Chris Weston

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34. Case Study - Hat

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Lesson Info

Case Study - Hat

because gestalt theory is a particularly complex subject to get your head around. I want to end this module on a hat or a picture of that, to be more precise. This quirky images, far more abstract than the man of war landscape in the previous lesson but is equally reliant on the five pissed out principles. The framed photograph in the hat form the figure against a cityscape background, which also creates a context for the story figure and ground one. In the framed photograph, the closeness of the man on woman creates proximity to they're wearing the same style of clothing, which creates unity. Perhaps they're a couple close colleagues from which we get similarity. Three. The hat is separate outside of this unity appoint enhance by the start color, however, the woman's gays leads us to it continuance for and finally we begin to wonder who is the person in the colored hat, you become engaged, imagining all sorts of possibilities. Is it a shady man loitering in the shadow of the night? Is...

it an elegant lady rushing home laden with shopping from the cut your store? Is it a flamboyant city work on his way to a bar or a jazz musician, perhaps bus king on the city streets. My story becomes our stories. You fill in the blank closure. Five. There are some photographs that when you look at them, just seem to work. You don't necessarily know the reason they just do, and I'll pretty much guarantee if you deconstruct those images in the same way I've just done with the Hat and the Man of War Cove. Previously, you'll find underneath, holding up the visual story of the five main principles of just out. It may be complex, but it works, and that's the reason it's such an important part of composition, I don't know.

Ratings and Reviews

Edmund Cheung

Perhaps the style of presentation and simple, short, and direct messaging does not "jive" with some; but others may really love this. Yes the production of each episode is stylized and perhaps a bit formal (like a TV Show?), but there is something to be said about it. Perhaps this is not meant for professional photographers? I think of myself as decent amateur / high level photographer. I found lots of great nuggets of wisdom and inspiration from this. Especially when I an in a rut for creativity. Yes I have heard all these concepts and ideas before. BUT it is always great to hear and see a different way of presentation and voice. Please do NOT take the naysayer reviews as the end all. You should judge for yourself and watch a few episodes. If the style and content click for you, I would highly recommend this course.

Kai Atherton

While I am perhaps more advanced in my photography then this course. It is always great to be able to go back to fundamentals and remind ourselves of the basic principles, and even camera function. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and Chris's other. It is a great motivational jumpstart when lacking fresh creative idea's.

Abdullah Alahmari

Thanks a lot to mr. Chris Weston This course is great and It is a 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 course for me. Beside the other course ( mastering the art of photography ) both courses are Complementing to each other and highly recommended.

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