Analyze An Interesting
Picture or Photo

USE A PHOTO OR PICTURE YOU FIND INTERESTING

Content Unit - Ideas
Discover What's In an Image
Part 2
First
you will notice it most likely has a theme or subject: 


Next, you will also notice that camera photos have realistic (3-dimensional) space. 
Sometimes the space will be deep, showing a great distance and more depth content in its space;  sometimes it will be shallow, such as a close up view in such cases less content: 


        a) List  the main  objects which make up the content of a photo 

       b) Describe these objects with visual terms, color, line, shape, texture, size, etc.
        c) Describe where is the object positioned in space?
        also notice proportion and scale of objects to each 

Object  1, __________,Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________, 
Object  2, __________,Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  3, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  4, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  4, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  5, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  6, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  7, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  8, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Object  9, __________, Visual qualities of object ____________, __________, Positioning__________, __________, __________,
Etcetera


IDEA DEVELOPMENT:

For practice in this exercise find a picture or photo that is visually interesting to you. Take time to actually look at and analyze the forms which are in this picture.  Everything that you see has an identity. You can name it  or if you can not name it you can describe it in visual terms. (Like saying it is 'a long pale yellow area or shape'.)
 
 



Wheaton Minnesota High School
Charles Pinkney, Instructor

 

updated
9 2005