Imaging and Data Visualisation

On friday, we had our first lecture that is based around the subject of Imaging and Data Visualisation.

“Don’t worry about what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.- Howard Thurman”

We will have 3 projects (60%) and a blog (40%)

Project 1 Photographic. It is worth 15% and is 3 weeks long

Project 2 Illustrative it is worth 15% and is 3 weeks long

Project 3 Database data visualisation it is 6 weeks long

 

Project 1

Macro/Micro

  • use composition rules when taking photographs
  • consider visual narratives
  • learn how to save and compress images for screen

Macro

  • Looking for landscapes
  • cityscapes
  • seaside
  • take on board principles
  • research
  • consider

Micro

  • small individual items
  • can relate to macro theme
  • sense of narrative

Precautions

  • don’t put yourself at risk
  • don’t enter property
  • don’t try to pass of other peoples work as your own

Research! Research! Research!

  • go beyond lecture content
  • show off your own interests
  • show creative experimentation
  • engage fully with module

DO NOT PRESENT-

  • ‘Selfies’
  • no composition
  • not thought through
  • blurry/unfocused images
  • glare

What we are looking for in Macro

  • perspective
  • angles
  • clarity
  • building a story around shots

Micro

  • Consider backgrounds
  • battered wood etc
  • snow

 

  • can tidy images on photoshop
  • do not fully change or edit

Research

  • local photographers
  • Rob Durston
  • Chris Hill
  • Simon Mills
  • Michael Taylor
  • Paul Seawright

Use

  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Vizuali
  • flickr

all creative material must be uploaded to flickr

A Rough Guide to Composition

  • rule of thirds
  • looking room
  • golden ratio
  • finding fresh angles
  • keep horizontals, horizontal
  • fill the frame
  • break the rules
  • break the rule of thirds-if it works
  • experiment with different framing
  • cropping
  • take unfocused )not blurry) photographs
  • move to create motion blur
  • Look at TedTalks
  • think about story behind a shot

 

GO CREATE!

 

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