HW#3: Photographing and Describing Composition

com·po·si·tion      \käm-pə-ˈzi-shən\        noun

  1. arrangement into specific proportion or relation and especially into artistic form.
Paul Strand photo of a worker carrying a large Parmesan cheese wheel

Paul Strand, Parmesan wheel, Luzzara, Italy, 1953 From: www.theguardian.com

For this week’s homework, think about the idea of composition in food, and how does one capture good composition in a photograph. Composition is an art history term that refers to the arrangement of elements within a work of art. An equivalent would be the attention given to plating in hospitality. For the homework, please take a food-related photograph and upload it to Instagram, and describe the composition. For example, look at the photograph by Paul Strand and note how the figure of a man carrying a Parmesan cheese wheel fills up most of the frame. The man’s head, the tops of shoulders and his hand are visible next to the large, circular form of the cheese. The composition gives you a sense of the strength of the worker, the size of the cheese wheel, and the physical labor involved in producing Parmesan. Take a food-related photo (something you made or saw), and upload your photo to Instagram with a short 150-character (150 letters not words!) caption describing the composition of your photograph. 

Please use the Hashtags  #JayStCam or #ArtTartTech.

If you do NOT want to use Instagram, please post your photo here on the OpenLab and write a 100-word description.