Produce at least two photographs, one should convey rhythm and the other pattern.
from reading the introduction to rhythm and pattern where it mentioned about music I had an idea and this idea was to set up a load of fairy lights, set the camera to a slow shutter speed and put on some music, once the shutter had been pressed then move the lens in and out which should create little lines of pretty dots in theory. I wasn’t sure if this was going to work but I thought id have a crack at it and see what would happen. I took three images of the lights in total, but one of them just does not work so i shall leave that one out. below are the results.
Taken at F/5.6,ISO 800, 55 mm,0.6
with this image the rhythm works across and downwards and across, I decided to start off close with the framing for this image to see how the framing would affect the rhythm.
For this image I decided that I was going to get as far back as I could and then go in with the focal length so the framing wasn’t as tight as the first photograph. I also set about trying to move the lens a lot more as I didn’t get the effect I was after in the first image, so put on a faster paced piece of music. I like the abstract feel that has been created by doing this.The rhythm is created by dots leading the eye downwards almost in the motion of a figure of 3.
I decided that i would look for some more rhythm subjects as I have never intentionally used it before so I thought familiarising myself would help me recognise it more in the future.
Taken at ISO 800, F/9, 1/800, 18 mm
I mistakenly took this image at ISO 800 I thought I had set it to ISO 400 and didn’t realise until I got home and looked back on the image. Also looking at this image I am not too sure if this would class as a rhythmic photo, I’m not sure if its got enough columns working across, but I cant see why this wouldn’t be a rhythmic image, as the columns work across which lead the eye in a direction to an optical beat.
I took 3 images for pattern but they are of the same subject. I did this because I framed them differently, one with a much tighter framing and the other not so tight, to see how framing works with pattern. I am much more familiar with photographing pattern as its something I’ve liked to dabble with previously before starting this course.
Taken at F/5.6, 1/640,ISO 200, 34 mm
This is of the outside of the bullring in Birmingham. I took this image stood relatively close to building so I could get a tightly framed image.I think the image works well the way it is framed but I decided to take another image of the same subject but framed differently.
Taken at F/5.6,1/640,ISO 200, 39 mm
For this image I stood considerably further away to what I did in the first image. As you can see in this image there is a lot more of the pattern seen in the frame which gives you more of a feeling to how much of the pattern there is.
Taken at f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 200, 55 mm
Same again with this one I went and stood even further away from the building and zoomed in to get the detail of the pattern. This shows the pattern on a bigger scale and gives you an even bigger impression to how far the pattern goes on.
I have realised that framing and distance is important when photographing pattern as distance from the subject can give a much bigger picture to how far the pattern goes on, which helps the brain continue beyond the photograph.