Covid Photo Journal – Form

I almost feel like I cheated by using trees to demonstrate form, but they had the most interesting shadows out of what I could see. Form is a little bit too general for me to focus on easily. Doesn’t every shadow at least imply form? I find it hard to separate form from shadow and shape. I guess, in a way, it’s a combination of the two.

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This is one of the strongest trees in the park. Many of the surrounding trees were cut down recently, so this one really stands out. The dark branches in the back look like telephone poles. I learned about ‘occlusion’ which is basically hiding part of an object behind another object in the photo – I’m not sure if the branches in the back could be considered an example of occlusion,  but it is some fancy shop talk.

 

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This composition was a little rushed, but the form of the trees definitely pop out against the sunny hillside background. I feel like having the sunny part in the foreground and the shadows in the background is probably a more traditional idea, and probably for good reason. I don’t think this photo looks very good. When I was going through the dailies after this shoot, I felt the least amount of excitement about this one. I only really kept it because I needed another example of form.

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