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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Circular Reasoning


a book page from the Savannah composition workshop
Thoughts about layout? Background was required to be black. Choice of images, layout was up to the photographer. Images had to be taken on the workshop.
Other thoughts?
Some loss of sharpness with this second downsizing. Original is sharp throughout.

Backstory: Two of the images come from an assignment. We had to produce 5 images with a roll of duct tape in the image.

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Scott







Jan 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Circular Reasoning


My first reaction:







Jan 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Circular Reasoning


Not sure I understand
How to frame that image or do a page only showing that image?



Jan 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Circular Reasoning


Second reaction:







Jan 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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Third reaction:







Jan 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Circular Reasoning


I confess what I don't know about page layout is just about everything, but rightly or wrongly I'd intuit something like:







Jan 15, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Circular Reasoning


Or, maybe:







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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Circular Reasoning


Of the three images I think the image of the camera photographing itself, by itself, conveys the "circular reasoning" message the best.


Jan 15, 2012 at 03:59 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Circular Reasoning


Chuck,
I agree.
Karen, I like the matting/edge effects you have chosen. I didnt even consider that.
The layout was chosen to keep the eye moving around the page, working the diagonal relationship between the elements and using the "wheel" atop the pipes to point to the two other images.
I like the rework on the "self portrait" and the change in font and its curvature make good sense to me as well.
Thanks for the illustrated suggestions.
Scott



Jan 20, 2012 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Circular Reasoning


BTW, my reasoning for the borders was to make a fence for each image that had image black meeting the BG black keep the eye from bleeding away into the BG in unpredictable ways. I gave the self-portrait round framing like the original Kodak to add a bit of novelty that echos the theme.


Jan 20, 2012 at 05:55 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Circular Reasoning


Karen, good point at bg bleed.

Any chance you could put "photo corners" on the tree/duct tape instead of the same style border that is around the valve. I think it's tonal values would tolerate an inferred border for bg bleed, and the lines of the photo corners might complement the lines of the tree. Then you'd have all three with different bordering, one circular, one rectangular, one triangular, as well as one full, one singular, one multiple.

Having two of the three with rectangular borders (albeit different color), is messing with my sense of asymmetry vs. unity a bit by weighting those two vs. the circular one. Changing the weighting of 2:1 to 1:1:1 might minimize that aspect, given the purpose is to unify the three images. Of course, doing all three in the same rectanular border is an option, but that kills your circular one (which imo is a keeper) and doing all three in the round doesn't seem like much of an option either.



Jan 20, 2012 at 01:34 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Circular Reasoning


Hmmm.... To my eye, three different framings makes it somewhat more ad hoc, I think.







Jan 20, 2012 at 06:35 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Circular Reasoning


While I like the different framing effects, I think it starts to lose a sense of coherence and moves further to the presentation of three less related images.
Scott



Jan 20, 2012 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Circular Reasoning


Not quite how I thought it would go, but worth a look. Sometimes you gotta see what you don't like to better appreciate what you do.

Thanks for the twist.



Jan 20, 2012 at 07:18 PM





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