Saturday, April 14, 2007

Week 14 Assignments in Take a class with Dave & Dave

Week 14 Assignments in Take a class with Dave & Dave

The assignments...

cwd141 - Abstract. From wikipedia: Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. You are free to create your abstraction entirely in-camera, in post-processing, or as a combination of the two.

cwd142 - Sky. It's that stuff up in the air. Sometimes it's blue.

cwd143 - Square Foot. The entire content of your photo must be 12x12 inches (~30x30cm). What? I'm talking about the entire frame. So, first...your photo must be cropped square (non-square images will be removed from the pool). Second, if you enlarged the photo to 12x12, it would be a life-sized photo. Am I making any sense yet? Perhaps an exmaple. Let's say your subject was an 8.5x11 inch sheet of paper (boring...don't you dare do it) - that's less than 12x12, so there would be some space around the piece of paper. Now let's say your subject was a person. People are bigger than 12x12, so you might have a head and a shoulder. Or maybe a couple feet and ankles. Get it? Bottom line: if you blew it up to 12x12, it would be life-sized. Obviously, I don't expect perfect precision on the whole 12x12 thing...but if it's obviously 20x20 or 5x5, I'll boot it from the pool. Get as close as you can to 12x12. The goal of this assignment is to alter the way you look at things. Footnote: Please, no photos of rulers.

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Your budding photography geek,

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