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  1. The Most Important Thing:Discover Your Subject; Discover Yourself; Discover Your Self Suggestions for Engaging in Artistry and Writing

  2. There are two messages in this presentation

  3. The first message is about composition

  4. In photography, there are two important elements:

  5. In photography, there are two important elements: • Composition

  6. In photography, there are two important elements: • Composition • Exposure

  7. Composition • Composition is all about deciding what to include in the photograph

  8. Composition • Composition is all about deciding what to include in the photograph • And, just as importantly, what not to include

  9. Details—Exposure • Exposure refers to the getting the lighting levels right and dealing with all the technical details, such as lighting, tone, colour balance and levels • While these details are important, far more important is the element of composition

  10. Composition • Composition is all about knowing your subject, knowing your subject, developing a thesis, having a story

  11. Composition • Composition is all about knowing your subject, knowing your subject, developing a thesis, having a story • All of these are just different ways of saying the same thing:

  12. Composition • Composition is all about knowing your subject, knowing your subject, developing a thesis, having a story • All of these are just different ways of saying the same thing: • You cannot begin to create a piece of art until you know what you are trying to say

  13. Composition The most important factor in producing good art or writing is to know what you are trying to say

  14. Composition • To know what your message is

  15. Composition • To know what your message is • To know what your thesis is

  16. Composition • To know what your message is • To know what your thesis is • To be able to create a thesis statement

  17. Composition • To know what your message is • To know what your thesis is • To be able to create a thesis statement • To know what your story is

  18. Composition Does this make sense? Any questions?

  19. Composition Get ready, because here comes an interesting point ...

  20. Composition One of the ways you can discover your subject or thesis is to engage in the art making process!

  21. Composition To discover what you want to write about, write!

  22. Composition To discover what you want to draw, draw!

  23. Composition To discover what you want to paint, paint

  24. Composition To discover how you want to dance, dance!

  25. Composition • In writing, this is known as “pre-writing” • In painting, drawing, music, dance, and other arts, this is known as doing “studies”

  26. Composition "I wish you could see the two watercolours I have brought back with me, for you would realize that they are watercolours just like any other watercolours. They may still be full of imperfections, quesoit, I am the first to say that I am still very dissatisfied with them, and yet they are quite different from what I have done before and look fresher and brighter. That doesn't alter the fact, however, that they must get fresher and brighter still, but one can't do everything one wants just like that. It will come little by little.“ --Vincent Van Gogh

  27. Composition

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  31. Composition • You need to focus on your subject, your story

  32. Composition • You need to focus on your subject, your story Focus Focus Focus Focus

  33. Composition • Engaging in the art process can itself can help you figure out what you want to say • Let yourself go • Just let the ideas come tumbling out • Let things flood into your mind, your thoughts and your emotions

  34. Composition • So, two take away messages:

  35. Composition • Have a vision of what you want to create; it is a vision that translates into having a subject, to having a story It is a vision that should also be big, vast, and connect your stories with the stories of others, with the worldwide story, the cosmic story

  36. Composition • Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice ... And never forget your vision, your story

  37. Coming next ... • Part two Discovering a subject is really about discovering you, discovering You ... Discovering you and You is really about discovering how you fit in with the big picture, the grand scheme of the cosmos

  38. Coming next ... • Part three Details, details