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Extensive General Overview & Notes

Stand-Alone Tree - Term 2 - Week 8


  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 or portrait image. 

  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 atmospheric lights which in turn helps establish depth of field with the lightest whites on the horizon.

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

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

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

  7. 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. 

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

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

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

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