This exercise follows on from a single position of a point to the difference multiple points have on an image and how they lead the eye around. I have used an old book laid flat and a selection of pin badges as the multiple points.
All these images were taken at 1/45th of a second at f5.6 with a focal length of 55mm at an ISO of 400, I used to a tripod to not only maintain a steady shot at this exposure speed but to also maintain the same composition throughout the image.
I took me longer than I expected to ensure that the points were all balanced, I did this by constantly rearranging and repositioning certain points until I felt the composition gave a natural appearance but still worked well with drawing the viewer around the points evenly. I think that by adjusting the individual points separately as more were added I was able to understand the importance of distance and space between small objects in a still life project and what can appear unnatural.
This image shows how I feel, after much consideration the way the viewer uses the points, in relation to one another and the background to move around the image and how the form, space and colour can effect this. I feel that there perhaps are a number of ways that the viewer would travel this image, specifically due to individual interest and perhaps favouritism to colours.
In conclusion this exercise has explained to me the importance between space and relationship in small still life, table top projects which could in turn relate to larger images. I feel in hindsight the book is two overpowering in the image, perhaps taking the viewers eye before any of the main focal points. Im not sure if this works as a starting point or detracts from the overall impact of the image.