Year 9 Art: Photography Composition

In the last few weeks of term Ms. Kerrison’ s Year 9 Art class busied themselves with learning about what makes a good photograph.  Students researched four composition rules including rule of thirds and angle of framing.  The end results were quite outstanding and a gallery of artworks now hangs in Room 20. Students voted on their favourite photos and the winners were:

Overall 1st: Jessica  Reilly
Jessica’s photo (No.13) was the overall winner in the People’s Choice Award for photography composition. She amassed an amazing  49 votes by her peers to take out top honours. Her photograph of a metal slide nestled amongst long grass was universally applauded as being very effective; ‘This photo is amazing….angle of framing, rule of thirds and colour are all incorporated into the photo.  It is just simply beautiful’.  Other students commented on the vintage feel, its professional composition and the rustic looking slide.

 Overall 2nd: Emma O’Keefe
Emma’s photo (No.18) was very well received by her peers. ‘I like this photo because the colours look so cool, as do the effects on the photo.’  and ‘…this photo has lots of good elements as well as a nice warm feeling’.  Other students commented on the creativity, the way the sun shines through the branches, the rural setting and the unique framing.

Overall 3rd: Chloe Egan
Chloe’s photo (No.8) was very well received by her peers. ‘I love the angle of this photo and that it is in black and white.  It’s really cute.’  Other students commented on the angle of framing, the artistic use of black and white, the rural setting and the balance of composition elements.



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