Exercise – Real and implied triangles

Project Shapes

For this exercise i am to produce six photographs split up into two sets of triangular compositions. One set using ‘real’ triangles, the other making ‘implied’ triangles. 

Distinguish between ‘real and ‘implied’ triangles. ‘Real’ triangle, meaning those with clear visible edges. ‘Implied’ triangle, meaning three (or sometimes even two) prominent points in the frame which imply a triangle shape (the brain will naturally create a shape by connecting the ‘lines’ created by the prominent points in the frame)   

Exercise – Real and implied triangles

Real

  • Find a subject which is itself triangular (it can be a detail of something larger)
  • Make a triangle by perspective, converging towards the top of the frame
  • Make an invented triangle, also by perspective, converging towards the bottom of the frame

IMG_1782 This image is my example of a subject which in itself is triangular.

IMG_1798

This is my example of a triangle converging towards the top of the frame.

IMG_1807

This is my example of a triangle converging towards the bottom of the frame.

Both my examples of triangles converging towards the top and bottom of the frames are not in themselves real triangles, but triangles that i have created by the way the camera is angled. 

Implied

  • Make a still-life arrangement of five or six objects to produce a triangle with the apex at the top
  • Make a still life-life arrangement as above, but so that the triangle is inverted, with the apex at the bottom
  • Arrange three people in a group picture in such a way that either their faces or the lines of their bodies makes a triangle

IMG_1842 IMG_1843

Above are my examples of ‘implied triangles’ with the apex at the top and bottom of the frame.

IMG_1821 Here is my example of an implied triangle by arrangement of people in the shot. The eye creates the triangle by the lines of the bodies, subconsciously. 

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