Thursday, October 1, 2009

5 Days a Week

Sooo this was my first Photo Essay assignment.  It was a little more relaxed and experimental.  The assignment was to tell the story of someone waking up in the morning till they left the door of their room.  This was assigned to the whole class and the point was to be unique.

I had a few ideas.  One was to make everything a slow exposure shot to show the busy-fast-paced mornings.  What I ended up doing was a just-feet perspective.  I presented it as a slide show presentation with a black background acting as my canvas.  The pictures were placed accordingly as if the rest of the picture existed, but was cropped off and just filled with black space.






So the point was that one would assume its a male and then the punch line was that it's actually a girl ... but I don't think it really worked out that way ... I think the viewer ends up just thinking its a foot perspective and the final pictures seems sort of out of place ... sorry to put you all that trouble Natalie ... (Also thanks to everyone else who volunteered to be a part of my shoot!)

Prof enjoyed my photo essay as artistic and unique, but he didn't like my shots.  He also noticed how I compensated for the accidental 1600 ISO by blurring the hell out of everything.  He thought I was trying to give the essay a "soft" touch (which he wasn't the biggest fan of).  Sort of a disappointment overall that he didn't really like it.  I didn't think it was too bad.  The first shot if probably my favorite.  That lighting is 50% photoshoped (we were just taught how to edit in camera raw).  Overall I had a lot of fun doing it!

My next assignment (my first big project) is to create a photo essay for a big-legit event that should be off campus (probably in the cities).  But we can also partner up on this one.  Ideas would be helpful ... whose in a journalism class here?

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