Tessa Duddridge Photography 1

Rule of Thirds

This picture represents the rule of thirds. The subject matter is in the far right column, about two-thirds of the way across the picture. The secondary focal point is the illusion of the road never ending. The forestry adds color and detail. The rule of thirds is successfully displayed in this picture.

Leading Lines

The picture above uses leading lines to draw the viewer's eye to the subject matter. The bottom of the bench and the top start out far apart, but as the eye follows the bench farther down, the gap closes. When the eye gets to the end of the gap in the bench, the viewer is forced to look at the subject matter. The faded blue color of the bench allows the light pink and floral print of the girls dress to stand out. I like this picture because it has a soft appeal. It’s not too dark or too bright. Overall, this picture demonstrates a good use of leading lines and soft color contrast.


The picture above represents macro with vivid details. The eye is drawn to the moth sitting in the stigma of the flower because the fuzz and colors on the moth stand out. I zoomed in on the moth so it would appear larger in the picture than it would in real life. I like how the yellow stigma of the flower allows the moth to be the main focal point, but also draws attention to itself. I also like how the entire flower is not visible in the picture, but the viewer can tell that the background is a flower. This macro picture has good color contrast and color balance.


This picture represents a monochrome photograph with a touch of color. I wanted the leaf to stand out, so I added a black and white layer. Then, I used the eraser tool to bring color back into the leaf. The rocks add several shades of gray to the picture. The bright white color of the rock creates a good contrast between the dark greens and browns in the leaf, which allows the leaf to be the focal point of the picture.


This is a portrait picture with a touch of monochrome detail. Reagan’s cardigan and the lighting on her face had comparable tones to the background, so she blended in. I wanted her to stand out, so I made the background black and white by adding a layer and used the eraser tool to bring her face and hair back into color. I left her cardigan in gray because it allows her face to stand out. I moved the color curve so the picture would have a cooler tone rather than a warm tone. I like this picture because it has a soft tone and allows her eyes to pop because they are dark and the picture is light. Overall, the picture is well balanced with a focus on Reagan’s facial features.

Still Life

These objects are arranged to represent a still life picture. I wanted the picture to symbolize a relaxing night at home, but wine is not allowed at school. So, I bought sparkling grape juice. To disguise the label, I used the paintbrush tool to paint over the labels. Overall, the picture has a cool tone to it. The Christmas lights add the perfect amount of light that this photo needs without making the picture too bright. I also like how the lights look against the wine glass and how the dark black background brings out the bright white color of the poetry book. This picture has good composition and a relaxed feel to it.

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