Exercise: Balance (TAoP)

Objective: Take 6 already-taken photographs, and decide how the balance works in each one. Look for what seems to be the dominant part (or parts) of the image. Identify them in a small rectangular sketch, and sketch the weighing ´scale´interpretation.

For this exercise i wanted to choose  a few pictures that may appear to be ‘unbalanced’ or where the balance was not instantly noticeable and/or equal. It is very easy to identify the balance of say a sunset or a city landscape, so i tried to identify the balance of some trickier pictures as well as some fairly obvious ones.

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As you can see the red boxes highlight the main parts to the photograph.

sketch 1

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This image interested me as I feel the balance is done through a sort of layering technique. In my opinion it is very well balanced.

sketch 2

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This image works in a very literal sense of balance.

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sketch 3

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I love this picture – the balance is very obvious.

sketch 5

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sketch 6

I found this exercise to be fairly self explanatory – some images work even though they may appear ‘unbalanced’. The simpler the composition of a photograph i.e the fewer and more distinct the elements – the more obvious the balance will be.

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