Re: Re: Lesson 1 Assignment

Duncan Rawlinson

Hey Kaeli! Welcome to the student community! It’s nice to have you here with us!

Grab a drink and relax. 😉

You’ve done well here on your first assignment. Most of the time I’m not really a fan of using the flash for images of this nature but in this case I think it works.

You can clearly see just how much more interesting your close up photograph is. This assignment is really important because you can do this in almost any situation. You can almost always improve a photograph by asking yourself the question “how can I make this more interesting”.

In this specific case you’ve done a few things that are great. You’ve gotten close, you’ve used shallow depth of field, and you’ve desaturated the image. All of which makes for a more interesting photograph of a pen.

Now just think, if you can make a pen more interesting what about everything else?!

Here are a couple examples of other ideas for this type of photograph. Note the use of color!

photo by pinksherbet

photo by geezaweezer

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for assignment #2