For my first Production I critique, I viewed the work of another student, Alex Ciolek.
Symmetrically Balanced Photo:
Ciolek’s symmetrically balanced photo appears to be symmetric. The foreground and mid ground follow this, but this is lost when it comes to the background. The background is very asymmetric and a result throws off the entirety of the photo.
Ciolek’s asymmetrical photo portrays asymmetry well. The tree is main focus and the buildings in the background do well to keep the balance.
While the photo quality is good, Ciolek’s “close up” rather appears to be a medium close up than a true close up. Regardless, it the photo is well balanced. It aligns well with the rule of thirds however there is far too much headroom.
Ciolek’s long shot correctly aligns with the rule of thirds. Each section of the room and figure align.
Balanced with Weight of Gaze:
Ciolek’s photo does a proper job aligning with the rule of thirds. The subject’s gaze lures the viewer’s eye to the nearby wall, due to being on the left side of the photo.