Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes none away…
Making lines run into each other is not composition.
There must be motive for the connection.
Get the art of controlling the observer – that is composition.

― Robert Henri

Last year’s study of light was an incredible growing experience for all of us. Technically and creatively, we watched as the caliber of our group’s imagery and artistry reached new and inspiring heights. As the final weeks passed by, we knew that one year was not enough. There is always more to learn and we simply had to take on something new. And so, the broad theme of this year’s P52 is Composition. We will study geometry and framing, colors and lines, scale and narrative, and our hope is that, in doing so, our photography will continue to strengthen and grow.

Each week we will post a description of our shooting assignment here in the blog and a gallery where you can see all of our images in one place. The mosaic is generated randomly and will look different each time you return or refresh. You may also continue on to any individual photographer’s website by clicking on her image in the mosaic. Thank you for visiting!

Geometric Framing

Be it a girl sitting in a square window or a drip of coffee falling into a circular mug, geometric shapes can be powerful framing tools that add interest and dimension to an image.


6 Responses to p52.2 : week 1

  1. aimee says:

    Yay! I’ve missed you guys! Monday mornings have not been the same. Wonderful project. I look forward to watching it enfold!

  2. Colie says:

    YAY! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful images and compositions.

  3. Adeena says:

    What a great idea! Looking forward to following along. 🙂

  4. Lori says:

    Loved following the first year. Can’t wait to see how the second develops. Inspiring!

  5. Laura says:

    Looks great! I’m looking forward to your weekly posts!

  6. Sarah N says:

    Wow! These are amazing pictures – so beautiful. What is so interesting is how vastly different they all are yet they started from the same seed.

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