On Monday I had a tutorial with Will, the photography teacher. Wills points were;
- Think about framing – what are you saying? what are you trying to say? Portrait or Landscape? Is it going to be stand alone or have a frame. A frame gives importance.
- Size – large scale – grandiose, importance or small scale like match box size even.. its private it makes the view come closer to it and really forget about the world around and just look in and focus on the image.
- Placement – What am I saying about placement? Images placed close together in succession are read quickly, or space them further apart to give each one more stand alone importance.
- Displaying – am I going to have them hanging on clips?, mounted? how thick?
But the main thing to think about is ‘what am I trying to say, how will the viewer read this?’
Will then gave me some tips in Photoshop on editing; how to use the curves – a suggestion of de-saturating the image quite a bit, (which I like as it makes it a bit more modern and gives it more style).
He also suggested printing out blk&wh prints and cutting them out in different sizes, placing them up on wall and seeing how things will work to help decide on sizing and placement.
We also talked about grouping, 9 images – too much cluttered and over board.. saying too much. I like uneven numbers. Im thinking 3 images.
Time to go away and do some editing.