Geometry in photography

An American photographer, David Dilillo, a friend of Michael Young’s, visited our school and gave an interesting talk on the relationship between geometry and photography and what it feels like to be a photographer. He assured us that all you need to make good photographs is your imagination and a camera, even the one included in your mobile phone. However, he admitted to having seven! 😉 He also encouraged our students to take up photography and he told us he started this hobby at the same age as our students.

If you are interested, you can also visit websites such as flickr and browse the work of David here, among other interesting artists. You can also look for more examples of vanishing points, parallel lines, and other geometric figures such as triangles, squares, rectangles, etc.

Our students in 1st E & G enjoyed the talk and are likely to use some of David’s suggestions in their pictures.

David Dilillo addressing us in our assembly hall

Please also remember that our photo contest (based on geometrical patterns) will be open until June 4! Here you can check the rules:

  • The photographs (maximum 4 photographs) must be original.
  • Theme: “Geometry in nature and in life”.
  • The photograph should be printed on photographic paper 15.2 x 22 cm.
  • Photographs can be black & white or colour.
  • Don’t forget to save your JPEG file on your computer.
  • You can retouch the photograph with GIMP, Paint or Photoshop.
  • Deadline for submissions: 4 June.

Update: therawedit liked our post, he is a photographer and he recommends two blogs on photography:

I hope you like the pictures

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