September 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm #18180
Trip to DCSeptember 8, 2010 at 12:16 am #19780
SO sorry for the slow reply.
We’re in Australia shooting photos.
We hope to get to this in the next few days.
Our apologies.September 10, 2010 at 6:23 am #19781
This is a nice photo but it’s not what we we’re after in this assignment.
This is what the assignment was all about:
For this assignment you are going to pay extra close attention to the process of simplification. We want you to be aware of your background and your foreground. We want you to be aware of the edges of your photograph as well as the composition of your photograph. Your main concern with this photograph will be including elements which add to the overall look and story of your picture and ensuring the removal of all distracting or unimportant elements.
That being said, the image must be taken outdoors and can’t be a still life photograph. This would be an easy assignment if we told you to take a photograph of an apple against a white background. The purpose of this assignment isn’t for you to prove you know what simplification is. The purpose is for you to show that you can implement simplification into your pictures even in a cluttered and disorganized environment. It’s about organizing chaos.
The key part is that you can show you can organize a chaotic environment. A statue inside a building is not the type of chaotic environment we mean even if the people milling about make it feel chaotic. The elements in your photo are inherently simplified for you already.
We don’t want to be so hard on you that you lose interest in progressing but we really think you should re-shoot this one. Take your camera out for a photowalk and force yourself to simplify something inherently chaotic. Remove everything from the frame you can to simplify it. No worries if you don’t feel like it but we’d love to see you achieve it.
We apologize for the slow response time on this assignment.September 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm #19782
Sorry, I just have a hard sometimes understanding the assignments but you made it more clear for me now. I will redo this assignment and then upload it. Thank you.
-KrisSeptember 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm #19783September 15, 2010 at 12:25 am #19784
Like this?September 15, 2010 at 7:52 am #19785
Yes this is much much better.
Nature is one of the most complex environments that exist. I have a feeling that’s why people like it so much.
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