Exercise 1.3 (1) Line

Take a number of shots using lines to create a sense of depth. Shooting with a wideangle lens (zooming out) strengthens a diagonal line by giving it more length within the frame. The effect is dramatically accentuated if you choose a viewpoint close to the line.

For this exercise, I took a few shots showing lines en route to (and at) Hucknall Train Station.  For these shots I used a Canon 400D (crop sensor) with a 18-55mm kit lens set at ISO 200 and shutter priority 1/160. I used a variety of focal lengths to frame the images as appropriately as possible.



In image IMG_7027.jpg, the diagonals of kerb and the brickworks adds depth to the shot, whilst the drainpipes and verticals edges of the flats and windows give a sense of vertical flatness.



IMG_7031,jpg has diagonal lines which converge at the top left hand corner, drawing the viewer in the direction in which the cars are travelling.



IMG_7042.jpg again has converging lines that draw the viewer towards the front of the train. However, the clarity of the rear of the train, and the movement (including the line of the body of the conductor) may make the viewer think that the rear is actually the front of the train.  This image is also good practice for the decisive moment part of the course!



Again, the curve of the converging lines adds depth to the shot in IMG_7044.jpg.  Again, it’s not clear from the image whether the train was arriving or departing (it was departing!).


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