Friday, November 18, 2016

Project 3 ~ The world at your feet

The third exercise or project in a book titled
"The A-Z of Creative Photography" has been really difficult to 
wrap my mind around and execute, it's "The World at Your Feet".
My notes on this chapter will help explain this concept, 
but I think the jest is to look around you, even
at what is at your feet, so you don't miss anything interesting.

Okay, here goes, my photos....
(Ocean water drain off - reminds me of a burnt forest.)
You really need a copy of this book to see the author/photographer's
examples, they are (pardon the over used word) AMAZING, truly!
(Tree bark - reminds me of a road map.)
My photos, may not quite be right
representations of this project, however, I'm going to continue 
looking around my surroundings for unusual
and curious subjects. 
(Moss and fungus on bark - reminds me of
 an aerial photo of a forest.)
Whew, now I can move on to the next project, yes!

*****   Photography Notes   *****
1)  "But what of the landscape at your feet? What of the many patterns, textures and details in nature: the small scale subjects that make up the very scenes we try so desperately hard to photograph? They, too, can be the source of fascinating pictures and, unlike the grand view, provide much more scope for personal interpretation because no none else is likely to see them in quite the same way."

2)  Exclude the horizon from your field of view - once the horizon is gone, so too is that sense of space.

3)  Get into the habit of looking for details when shooting landscapes, instead of always focusing on bigger views.

4)  The picture will be more effective if the subject isn't recognizable because this tends to make us focus on that the picture is of rather than the elements contained within its boundaries.

5)  A close-up of the patterns in a rock may appear like a aerial photograph taken from thousands of meters above the earth yet is no bigger than your hand; ripples in a sandy beach look surprisingly like a vast desert; a small trickle in a river could be a towering waterfall cascading over cliffs.

6)  The quality of light becomes less important.

7)  Exploring the world at your feet can be considered macros and closeups I think, here's an article.
*****  *****  *****  
“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.”
— Anonymous
Happy Click'n!

1 comment:

  1. these are great, thanks for the list of things to help. that water drain off is like an artist carved it there


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