in Exercise

4D Foundation Exercise 1 – Scale and Framing

For this exercise, we are to take photos of our partners experimenting with scale and framing of our photos. My model for this project is Teri smileand here are some shots of her taken by me!

Location: Basement of ADM building at the cubicles section. We saw tiny pots of succulents and cactus and we started taking pictures at that corner.

Things noted down while taking the shots:-

-Trying to bring out a certain reality about our model.

-How to use scale and framing angles to convey the reality you want to show about our model.

-The micro-expressions of our model.

  1. A Close-Up Shot / High Angle

This is a close-up shot of Teri interacting with David the cactus. Working with the rule of thirds, I tried to position the image such that Teri can be seen interacting with David the cactus. She is seen in the first one-third of the frame, David the cactus is seen in the middle second-third of the frame and the other succulents are seen in the last one-third of the frame.

I thought a top-down angle of this shot can show how Teri loves plants and how she cares for them. Her tender gaze at David the cactus can be seen subtly through this angle, showing her love and interest for plants.

2. Medium Long Shot / Eye-level shot

Taken from a distance, David the cactus is seen in shallow-focus while Teri and a succulent is seen in deep-focus. I thought this angle is great to capture Teri’s body language when she handles the pots of plants around her. Also, this angle very perfectly showed the humanly comparison of Teri’s size versus the size of the potted plants. This portrayed Teri as a “motherly” figure to the plants.

3. Medium Shot / Relatively high angle

As Teri is seen blending forward to have a closer look at the tiny plants, I quickly took a shot. I thought this frame very strategically got her reflection in the middle of the picture. Hence, even though it is only a reflection, it will still gain attention from its audience. This picture brings out Teri’s curiosity about the succulents in ADM.