Today we had our contextual studies lesson and in was mentioned Studium and Punctum . I am extremely excited about coming up with some great ideas for punctums in my future shots
Anyway , i will try and reflect on the lesson and do a short write up on what these two ideas are .
1. Studium .
This is the overall sense of what the image is about . It is what draws your attention in the image e.g. the lighting , aesthetics , composition , positive / negative areas , form etc and so on .
2 . The Punctum
This is the idea of the image which made you want to take the shot , and causes the viewer to see the photo in a different way . It is the eye catching tiny detail that stands out in the picture .
So i have set my self 2 tasks :
1 . Of doing some new images , and to add a random punctum and a purposeful punctum . Then i will compare and contrast ideas beteen the two , to see what i come up with and how its affects each image .
2 . I will look at friends or famous peoples images , then critique them and spot the punctum in each .