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Friday, 28 May 2010

Rhythms and patterns

For this exercise the idea is to produce 2 images, one to convey rhythm and the other pattern.


This section/exercise is where greater amounts of design elements are massed together into an order of repetition, resulting in rhythms and patterns.

  • Rhythm – movement of the eye in the picture with a visual beat (dynamic)
  • Pattern – static and area (spatial)


250mm f/5.6 1/125 sec ISO 100

This was taken of some buildings close to Charing Cross train station in London. I used a short angle of view (250mm focal length) on these rows of windows. This compressed perspective to create a ‘beat diagonally across the frame. 


135mm f/4.5 1/60 sec ISO 100

I took another version of the same building but with a slightly shorter focal length and in a horizontal frame. Although the angle of compression is less (remember back to the diagonals exercises about the compression of the perspective), I feel that the Rhythm is still strong none the less.


28mm f/16 1/125 sec ISO 100

A fairly regular pattern of some beer bottle tops. I wanted to keep as many of the tops in the frame but at the same time have them go beyond the frame too, so that it appears to fill the space and beyond with a continuing pattern. Although generally static The different designs of the tops add some interest. Also I had a lot of fun getting the props for this…

Here are some other shots that I took when I was trying to find suitable candidates for this exercise. Just playing with Photoshop Just playing with Photoshop

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