This week, our foundations class has been focusing on how photographs can portray the same elements found in hands-on design. After a thorough walk around Virginia Tech’s campus, many of my classmates had interesting photos that were great examples of many topics covered in class. Among these topics, the ones I found to be the easiest to capture in a picture were symmetry, form, pattern, structure, texture, and complexity – though when you look at any picture, you can almost pull out any design quality and relate it to the subject matter. Take my picture for example, a simple plastic cup with the sun hitting it just in the right angle to create a very detailed shadow. We can see symmetry, pattern, complexity, shadow…etc. very easily!