What is a beautiful image?

Last week in Media 7 we started practicing composition. In the land of photography and cinema, composition describes the process of arranging the world inside a frame. Just like this one:

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Inspired by last year’s “Shot Treasure Hunt”, where students find cameras and use them to record certain types of shots on video while telling a little fictional story, this time we organized a Frame Hunt.

Students used hand-made viewfinders, technically the same device as professional cinematographers have on their iPhones, to re-construct photographs taken in different points of the classroom. An exercise in perception, composition, lens angle and the discovery of space – all at the price of one A4 used to make the viewfinder. The photos below give a glimpse into the learning experience.

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By Miki Ambrozy, MS media teacher