Research and analysis of images

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Research and analysis of images

  1. 1. Research and Analysis of Images • The formal elements • Image analysis – the basics.
  2. 2. Visual Elements • • • • • Line Texture Pattern Shape Form • What is meant by line, texture and pattern in an image?
  3. 3. Line
  4. 4. Texture •
  5. 5. Pattern
  6. 6. Shape
  7. 7. Form
  8. 8. Analysing images • Why bother? • There are lots of things to consider when looking at and analysing images, such as: – framing and composition – depth of field – lighting – natural or artificial? – communication and meaning – use of the formal elements – line, texture……
  9. 9. So, what do you write about? • Describe: – Literally describe what you see in the image – what is it a picture of? • Analyse: – a breakdown of the image into bite size elements to help to uncover the methods used by the photographer to create meaning. • • • • • • • Lighting composition and framing use of colour (or not) subject matter the formal elements camera settings communication including socio-political context • Evaluation: – What do you think about the overall image – is it effective? discuss your points made in the analysis to support your opinion. what does it communicate to YOU? how has it influenced you?
  10. 10. Tim Walker Don McCullin
  11. 11. Rankin Imogen Cunningham

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