Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by jared_IRL, Oct 5, 2006.
assignment: Something in an alley that interests you. (vague much?)
I'm not an artist, heck I'm hardly a photographer.
on that note...
find an angle. it looks like you just walked by and snapped the picture.
Personally, don't like the curb running into the corner of the picture.
How bout something unique with that pile of monitors. Could be a cool B&W shot.
thanks for the feedback.
I couldn't get back far enough to get the whole scene in one frame, becaue there's a fence. So the perspective is a big wacky.
Also, here's the rules for the assignment. Perhaps this will give a better idea of what i'm trying to accomplish.
no editing of any kind
full manual mode
must be shot in raw mode
color must be untouched
im gonna go and try to reshoot it. any advice would be appreciated.
There's a lot of subject to work with there. You want art not a documentary.
Here, a simple crop makes it looks like the monitors are being attacked by the dumpster.
I can't crop it either. Has to be full raw frame.
Some of the people here at work that are looking at it like it... sort of a 'human garbage vs. electronic garbage' thing...
Still not sure what I think. I think I like the idea, but not the execution.
You could do something on the topic of the monitors and how electronic waste is piling up since technology today is outdated tomorrow.
You don't have to crop after you take the shot. Go back and reshoot it and only have the monitors in the frame.
throw the camera over the fents first.
I see you're not allowed to edit the picture, but can you edit the objects in the picture before you take the picture? (re-arrange things)
I think the whole, old monitor going in to the trash, thing that everyone is talking about is pretty cool. Re-arrange the monitors like they're afraid of going into the trash, if even bring a marker and draw frightened faces on the monitors to exaggerate their feelings if you want.
A better angle would be on taken from the right side of that picture. Facing down the alley.
So you would have the monitors in the foreground and the garbage dumpster behind them. But this would be only on the right half of the shot, while showing the unobstructed shot of the dingy alley on the left. All in B&W.
Just my take on things.
I still say do something cool like draw faces on the monitors
If I could take a photography class and use my digital slr I'd sign up in a heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had that same feeling except I ended up in a photojournalism class.
can't get into photo classes in the art department here without being an art major.
Most decent schools are full digital these days....a class where you have to understand film, and a large format class is about it.
hold your camera level
Wake that bum up and pay him $2.00 to do the helicopter...you will get a good mark for sure.
Bum doing helicopter beside a dumpster FTW...
bum not found, he's probably taking a dump in the dumpster
Yeah, OSU is definitely not one of them. Our program does B&W, color, alternative cameras, and large format.
The only digital class is the intro to photography course. I'm going to have a meeting with the dept. heads about revising the entire program because what they teach us is useless in today's world, if you want to make money and be successful at what you do.
Making a photograph out of an oatmeal box isn't going to fetch you much.
thanks again for the feedback.
I've reshot it a ton of times, still not sure about it, but i'm going to post my new shots tomorrow. I do agree with you though, it needs something.
But I don't want to give up on the concept. I like the idea of technology garbage/human garbage. Dunno why. But I think it's going to be a different take on an alley than any of the rest of my class, which speaks for itself.
I'm at the Art Institute of Philly, and they're 100% digital. 3 full digital print labs, 2 of which use the new Epson stylus 9800's and intel iMacs...
They actually only have one b%w film darkroom left, and no color darkrooms.
I'm an oldschool film photographer, and this is my first jump into digital. Which is getting kinda nice.
anyway.. til tomorrow.
My wife is taking a class like that. You have to have a camera you can set to "full manual." She's using teh 20D.
Her instructor has a pair of 1D Mk IIss that he uses.
a different angle and that could be a pretty good shot
1D Mk IIss ??? Oh snape!
yea that's what my class had to be, full manual 35mm slr. I had to use my old pentax spotmatic 2 from 1983 It was soo old that it didn't require the use of a battery!! I just took it off my ancient camera collection shelf, cleaned the lens, inserted fresh film and started taking pics!! I actually got some pretty nice pics from that camera.
No batteries = no meter. But it's ok because I have a pretty good understanding of what settings to use with different lighting situations