Re: Re: Lesson #2

Duncan Rawlinson

Thanks for submitting your second assingment!

It’s always quite special to learn about my students’ opinions and thoughts on photography.

Everyone has such a unique perspective.

The assignment reads:

Lesson 2: Assignment
Assignment Title: Inspiration

What you need to do for this assignment is write a 500 word paper (approximately 1 page) on a photographer or artist that has had an impact on yourself as an artist. In this article you need to identify 2 important things.

1. A particular piece of work they created which was of particular importance to you.
2. What theme within their work is of greatest importance to you (i.e. war, love, family, color etc)

We will review this assignment based on originality and perspective. There are no right or wrong answers. The aim of this assignment is to get you thinking about your own area of interest within the realm of photography.

As mentioned in the assignment this is not high school… There is no correct way to do this assignment. The fact that you’ve written about what you think about photography and refined it into a short essay means you’ve completed the assignment.

I noticed you mentioned:

It can sometimes be hard to find good photographers out there,

Here’s a list of great photographers you can check out…

I hadn’t heard of Drake Busath but after a quick review of his work online I can see why you’d have an affinity for his work. That is, mainly because you seem to be interested in light and portraits. Both of which appear to be his forte…

The fact that you’ve realized that lighting and portraits are what ‘turns your crank’ in photography means you’re already ahead of the game. Many people take years to figure out they love landscapes, or sports, or wildlife photography.

Great work on this. I look forward to you next submission.