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Welcome to Module 4 that runs the next two weeks.

You may already know The Rule of Thirds. It is supposed to render pleasant but also visually exiting images. 

It is not that hard:

You take any picture format, rectangle or square, divide the frame three ways both vertically and horizontally.  See the red lines in the assisting image that goes with this module (separate post).

The points where the (red) lines cross are called EYES. 

The areas close to, and in parallel with, the vertical and the horizontal lines, we call CENTRIC HORIZONTALS and CENTRIC VERTICALS. 

In the illustration you have two of each: UPPER CENTRIC HORIZONTAL and LOWER CENTRIC HORIZONTAL. Add LEFT CENTRIC VERTICAL and RIGHT CENTRIC VERTICAL. They are the four CENTRICS that we deal with..

In the assisting shot, I have also marked what I consider to be the PERCEIVED CENTER of the image. That is marked with green lines.

Please note how the PERCEIVED CENTER is concentrated around the LEFT CENTRIC VERTICAL (around the lady with the pink hat). See also how strong the LOWER CENTRIC HORIZONTAL is (around the bench and the knees of the three persons).

This structure, so to speak, LOCKS the photograph into place. Giving it a pleasing and a balanced expression. At the same time it creates a TENSION because the PERCEIVED CENTER is not in the middle of the frame.

Here is the task for Module 4: You are kindly asked to take a series of photographs where there are distinct vertical as well as horizontal lines. Try to place these lines so they honour Rule of Thirds (or as close as you can get to it).

You should also try to include a PERCEIVED CENTER in the Rule Of Thirds' GRID (the red lines). This could be a group of people or only one person.

I know that this may sound a bit cryptic, since some of the terms used are invented for the occasion. But it is not hard once you learnt to see "the thirds".

Please study the assisting photograph and also consult the text from Wikipedia, that comes with Module 4.

Ask as much as you like.

Good luck.

Best regards

October, 2014.

The TAKEAWAY from this Module is knowledge of the terms: RULE OF THIRDS,  EYES, CENTRIC HORIZONTALS, CENTRIC VERTICALS, GRID, and their definitions. But first and foremost, the initial training in shooting for this type of composition.

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Talking about missions statements. Here is a link that shows you examples.

Mission Statements are good to have if you want to focus a project. I am sure Robert Frank had one when he started his work on The Americans. And HCB had one before he started his big project about The Europeans:

Mission Statement don't have to be written down. They work as well if you make them in your mind only. But they might be difficult to recollect.

On PCP, however, it is part of the course to write your Mission Statement down to set the direction of your course.

Good luck with it.



I am a student. Will PCP help me get into my dream education?

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What are the difference between New Street Agenda: The Workshop and New Street Agenda: Personal Coach Program?

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QUESTION (Example).

I see that PCP runs in 7 modules over 12 consecutive weeks. Would it be possible to stretch the modules, let's say, over 6 month?

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This is where you write your mission statement.

A mission statement is a brief statement about where you want to go with your street photography.

If you have a mission statement you have a road to walk and you can describe a project for the fulfilment of your mission.

Good idea to have a mission statement, to think about it and maybe write it down for yourself, at least.

Copenhagen, August 29, 2014.

QUESTION (Example).

Do I have to be a street photographer to join PCP?

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When starting on PCP you will be asked to load 10 recent street photographs that are representative for your work. This is an example of such a portfolio.

The Coach will thereafter, and during the first week of your startup, make a content analysis of the portfolio.

The content analysis will suggest strengths, weaknesses but most important your OPPORTUNITIES.

Your individual program will be based on that content analysis.

After the course you will once again be asked to load 10 or you recent street photographs. You will be able to see the "before" and "after".

PCP will change the way you see the world and the way you take pictures.

Copenhagen, August 27, 2014.

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QUESTION: (Example)

If I decide to enrol with PCP, what will happen?

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The price for PCP running over 7 module and 12 weeks is EURO 1500,00

If you enrol before January 1, 2015, you will have 20 percent off that price since minor changes might happen.

PCP will start one to two weeks after payment has been received and the initial portfolio of 10 photographs have been submitted by the participant.

Participants who have already taken part in the workshop New Street Agenda in 2013 or 2104 will have a price reduction of 30 percent.

It is necessary that you follow all modules and you are available so The Coach can contact you in the course period.

If you decide to terminate PCP  before finish you are free do to so at any time. No refund will be made due to the preparations already invested in each participant.

© Knut Skjærven

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