Category Archives: Exercise 1.4

Exercise 1.4 Frame

Take a good number of shots, composing each shot within a single section of the viewfinder grid. Don’t bother about the rest of the frame! Use any combination of grid section, subject and viewpoint you choose.

When you review the shots, evaluate the whole frame, not just the part you’ve composed. Take the same approach you used to evaluate the point and line exercises: examine the relationship of elements to the frame. Composition is part of form and formal analysis will be a useful skill for your exercises and assignments as you progress through the course.

In this exercise, the aim was to take a number of shots composing each shot within a single section of the viewfinder grid.

For this exercise, I took a few shots around Hucknall Train Station.  For these shots I used a Canon 400D (crop sensor) with a 15-55mm 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.

I struggled with this exercise.  My eyes were drawn to the whole image, not just the section I was concentrating on.  I may revisit this exercise again at a later date, as I’m not convinced I completed it correctly.

In some cases, even though I tried to concentrate on one section, the frame as a whole tends to work (IMG_7078.jpg, IMG_7083.jpg and IMG_7086.jpg)