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Week 5: Photoblitz

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So for this assignment we were given 20 minutes to take pictures of the following ideas as well as two time pieces showing when we started and when we finished. We then had to upload them onto flickr
Make an ordinary object look more interesting, almost supernatural.
Take a photo that makes use of converging lines.
Take a photo dominated by a single color
Take a photo of something at an unusual angle
Take a photo of two things that do not belong together.
Take a photo that represents the idea of “openness”.
Take a photo that expresses a human emotion.
Take a photo emphasizes mostly dark tones or mostly light ones.
Make a photo that is abstract, that would make someone ask, “Is that a photograph?”
Take a photo of an interesting shadow.
Take a photo that represents a metaphor for complexity.
Take a photo of someone else’s hand (or paw).
I chose my room as a the setting for this challenge because I think I have a lot of interesting pieces that when take out of context can make really good visual stories. In my room there is also some really interesting light, especially at night, when I make use of both moon,candle, and lamp light. It creates an almost soft glow that I think really effected the pictures in a positive ‘light’ ;) The one’s I chose as my best pieces were from the following:
Take a photo that makes use of converging lines.
A photo that makes use of converging lines
I liked this one a lot because I think the candle in the background made really nice use of the the emphasis on the lines of this photo. The eye is originally drawn to the pattern of the votive but when you look a little but longer I think you start to take notice of the dark/light lines, and then pattern/solid lines.

Take a photo that represents the idea of “openness”.
A photo that represents the idea of "openness"
This for me was sort of a pun. A play on what “openness” really was. I sort of got a playful feeling from it so I went ahead and played with the lighting a little bit and ended up getting this sort of creepy looking door, and if you look closely you can sort of see some sort of light source on the other side of the door. Its really just a suggestion of light but I think its really intriguing. I think this would be a good picture to muse a short story

Take a photo that expresses a human emotion.
A photo that represents human emotion
As I said earlier I took all these photo’s at night so I think all of our emotions at 11pm succumb to sleepiness. I think by only getting the shot of his mouth I was able to really emphasize which emotion I was going for. Again the lighting helped to complete this story in that you can tell its late, even with no idea what time it is in the photo.

Take a photo that represents a metaphor for complexity.
A photo that represents a metaphor for complexity
I have these HUGE paper pompom’s hanging above my bed. Much like a baby has a mobile hanging above their crib. The were super easy to make and came in all these shades of pink. And when looking at them they’re just sort of these giant flower looking balls, but when you get closer and look in between the crevasse of the paper it starts to look pretty complex. I think by lighting these very dimly it gave it a more complex element to it in that you definitely don’t know what your looking at, just that it’s pink had has a lot of layers to it.

Take a photo of someone else’s hand (or paw).
A photo of someone eles hand
This last one was pretty simple so I knew I’d have to make it stand out either through lighting or through positioning. So since we only had about 20 minutes to complete the entire challenge I somewhat quickly snapped a photo of my boyfriend’s hand while he was asleep. But I think it really came out well after I started to play around with the lighting. He already has a veiny hand to begin with but I liked how that was juxtaposed agains the linear background of the sheets. I think it was a nice opposition of soft hard, human surreal.

When looking at the classes work I think I felt really drawn to KrisaVball08′s photo. I know exactly where she took the photo in trinkle and I often find myself walking with my head at a 90 degree angle looking at the parthenon inspired celing. I’m glad someone was able to use Trinkle as a platform for this challenge because I think this came out really well!

Trinkle Trinkle Little Star

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