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Extensive General Overview & Notes

Woodland - Lockdown Wk 2


  1. You can either print out the picture you choose or study them from a large image on your computer screen. 

  2. Look through the selection of photos considering if you prefer to depict a landscape o portrait image. Note - The reason I do portrait arrangements is because it works well for the online portal presentation.

  3. Since this is a landscape you can work your light tones into your picture early if you wish. This will help you to establish perspective with stratospheric lights which in turn helps establish depth of field.

  4. Composition: Because this is a woodland theme it ideally has a cluster of trees in most of the photos, so to best capture the nature of Woodland include numerous trees in your choice of photo. 

  5. Make as many different types of marks in your depiction as required. 

  6. Look at the directional nature of the shadows and the way they undulate across the various objects and surfaces at ground level.

  7. Capture the nature of dappled light in your depiction by sharply varying your contrast.

  8. Look at the staggered nature of the base of the trees being positioned in various points in your picture.

  9. It is not necessary for you to depict exactly what you see in your photo. Your interpretation is to remain flexible with your use of artistic license. 

  10. Push away and pull towards the viewer your depiction varying your intensity of focus according to your points of interest. 

  11. Work around the whole depiction to keep your observations open by not staying in any corner

  12. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values

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