Photographs are everywhere in today's society from news articles to advertisements, we see photographs used in many forms of media it can be argued that a photograph isn't simply a moment captured in time, but that it also has an intended meaning and hopes of an effect on its audience when most of us look at a photograph, we simply see the meaning on the surface.
Analyzing photographs the activities in this curriculum rely on three methods of visual analysis: description, reflection, and formal analysis these methods provide a structure for viewing, analyzing, and writing about photographs that is consistent throughout the curriculum.
Viii unity -- line, shape, and texture create a unity in which the whole is greater than sum of its parts repetition and parallelism are key to establishing unity in any photographic analysis it is important to analyze the repetition of shapes and tones in the image. How to analyse photography work 1 the 5c’sin your workbook i would like you to write a definition of each content – what’s in the image composition – is the arrangement of different elements.
News photographers and commercial photographers may travel locally or internationally news photographers often work long, irregular hours in uncomfortable or even dangerous surroundings and must be available to work on short notice for example, a news photographer may be sent to a war zone to capture images.
Formal analysis provides a basic common language in the visual arts however, a description of a photograph based only on formal analysis would be incomplete photographers make decisions both about composition (arrangement of visual elements) as well as content (meaning) when taking photographs.
Scottish poet carol ann duffy (poet laureate of the uk) examines the life of a war photographer who takes pictures of conflicts for british newspapers.