On Sight

Lesson 3

Form: Framing and Point of View

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The third lesson introduces students to the concepts of framing and point of view. Through the use of examples and activities in the workbook, students learn the differences between close-up, medium, and wide-angle images while looking at Dorothea Lange’s photographs. Students will be able to frame a picture in a variety of ways, and understand that framing contributes to the meaning of the image.

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