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May 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm #18388ScamperParticipant
This first assignment has been great in terms of helping me see things differently. I’m not sure if my final photo submitted here is really any good, but I certainly feel that I have started seeing things differently, so I’m happy about that.
I chose a tissue box just because it was the first boring thing that I saw, and initially I couldn’t see how to make it look like anything more. In hindsight the colourful box is actually quite interesting so maybe from that point of view I broke the brief, but I’m not really sure. I look forward to your feedback.
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PS. I’ve uploaded web sized versions of the images rather than the originals. I assume this is what you need.May 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm #20355Duncan RawlinsonKeymaster
First welcome to our community.
Second thanks for submitting your first images!
Often people sign up for the course and they don’t even submit their first image. 😮
The goal of this assignment is to get you to see the world as a photographer and think about the world like a photographer.
Any good photographer will tell you there are at least 10 interesting images just waited to be created in your immediate vicinity. It’s just a matter of learning the art and technique of making them good.
For now, you can learn by just getting creative and having fun with photography.
You’ve certainly found a mundane item here in your tissue box.
What’s more important is that you’ve managed to take a tissue box and you’ve turned it into a piece of abstract art but simply changing the composition of the image.
The idea here is to keep that in mind going forward.
Always be thinking, “how can I make this image more interesting” “how can I change this to improve the image”
You’ll find yourself subconsciously asking yourself these questions automatically as you become a better photographer.
Looking forward to helping you through the course.
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