Presentation on theme: "Visual Literacy Looking at and interpreting images on their own or along with text."— Presentation transcript:
Visual Literacy Looking at and interpreting images on their own or along with text.
Questions to ask when looking at visuals / images What am I looking at? What does this image mean to me? If there is text with this image, what is the relationship between the image and the displayed text? How is this message effective? What inferences can I make based on the feeling of the image? What are some visual/verbal relationships I can use?
What to look for… Colour (ex. ANGER vs. Sadness) (also, photographs in colour sometimes helps the viewer to imagine being there or seeing it with their own eyes) Tone (black and white can be nostalgic to make the reader feel as though the image is from the past or that it is a memory of some kind.) Contrast (black against white, bright against dark, to create emphasis ; to focus on something) Literal mood (like a person smiling or someone crying, an image of a disaster or event; literal mood in subject matter) Implied mood (body language rather than facial expressions, mood created from light or darkness, weather, symbolism) Composition – How is the image laid out? Is it balanced? Is it symmetrical? Does it guide your eye in a certain direction? Visual Clues – Look closely,…does the image tell a story? Are there subtle details that need to be considered? Think outside the box and make inferences based on what you see.
What to look for… Focal Point – what your eye is drawn to, the main element in a composition, it is the main idea of interest. Foreground - What the viewer can see closest in a picture. Background – The furthest thing away in the visual.