How do we read an image?

  • color
  • lighting: natural or artificial
  • point of view, angle, vantage point: where is the subject in relation to the camera?
  • focus: where the viewers’ eyes are drawn
  • foreground
    • space, complexity
  • background
  • location: urban/rural,
  • time: era (history), time of day, season,
  • subject:
    • people in it
    • their clothing
    • features, facial expressions –>emotions
  • actions: what are they doing
    • is there a narrative that the image tells?
  • objects
  • context
  • metadata: artist, collection

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