Wk 52

November 1st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: Another Self Portrait
For your final challenge, we end where we started. Take one last self-portrait, and be amazed at how far you have come in a year

With the conclusion of this project and the continual cheating throughout, I couldn’t just settle with one image. Now this process has taught me how to nail a head-shot, (I like ’em dark-ish)

..but I confess I’m bored of that now. The real self portraits I like, still come from the environment. Perhaps I can work now at cutting these back, or better yet increasing the distractions.

The end.

Wk 51

November 1st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Art
It is time to really challenge yourself. Your artistic interpretation should be art, about art. So meta.

At first I enjoyed this.

Communicative, rouses ideas / feelings about the type of person this sign is directed towards, gives you an emotional response. Pretty much what I feel art should be mandated for.

But then it can still be fun, so Art about Art..

I reckon Whistler would have been a cat person. But since I’m a dog person, “Whistlers Doggo”.

Wk 50

October 31st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: Symmetrical
Often considered one of the hardest compositions to pull off, Symmetry. Challenge yourself this week by shooting a symmetrical landscape/urbanscape.

Civic planners must have a thing for symmetry too.

Wk 49

October 31st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: Dancing
Whether it’s a professional dancer, or just some kids in the street. Try experimenting with slow and fast shutter speed to both blur and freeze the subject.

With life generally getting in the way, this subject tries to make time whenever they can. Kinda a mosh-sweep..

Wk 48

September 14th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Bokeh
A shallow depth of field is often used to isolate the subject. Create an artistic interpretation using shallow depth of field.

Bokeh presents such an arms race with a lens. It seemed sensible to focus on a pair.

Wk 47

September 14th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: Abandoned
Capture an image of that which others have forgotten. It may be the last image before its gone from us forever.

A defence against the landscape of nature is the subject here, set once and totally forgotten until the landscape once more demands it’s attention.

Wk 46

July 23rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: Backlit
The sun makes a great back light, as well as a flash. Don’t forget the fill light. A flash or reflector can be used to fill in the subject.

How could I resist doing either.

Wk 45

June 20th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Nostalgic
Use nostalgic (ED: err, nostalgia) as your inspiration this week. Long for the moments we want recapture. The good times.

…WTF the Dan? Yeah ok stay with me here,

Nostalgia for me, (currently) is the wanting for that crazy sense of adventure and experimentation one had the capacity for, before life got in the road. Where one wasn’t sure about self, future, today, and every moment was forged in the instant just gone. As if you were trudging through a dungeon without a save point. And that was exciting! Nothing mattered, all problems were solved by waking up the following morning. That is the careless sense of wonder I tried to touch on here.

How? By standing boldly, dressing inappropriately, with companion drinking towards the horizon of possibilities. The presence of the Wine glass either hints towards the freedom one had with a smidge of social courage. The bed on the floor replicate the university experience as does the branded jumper tethering me to the imagined place in time.

To light I tried to providing a strong outline of the subject, yet not to have it looked staged or unnatural.

Should have had the camera operator turn it 90 degrees to exaggerate the space.

Wk 44

May 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: A Tree
Some of the most famous landscapes in the world feature a tree. Time to see what you can do.

I was happy how easily this image describes how we treat this place.
I love how we pretend to believe we know what we are doing, yet often cause harm.
The poem of distraction, a dyslectic dream and the rubbish left next to the bin just sells it for me.

Wk 43

April 23rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: The Elderly
Tell the story of an elderly person through the power of your camera. Capture the lines of their life.

What about if we imagine the life to come? Kids engaging in a practically ancient routine, formation marching in preparing for an Anzac day parade, a cultural custom used in remembrance of wars fought before and to come. A task, and performance used to link the new with the old, to install a convention fresh into the minds of youth.

Parade marching is now a relic that exists infrequently, used seemingly only now in civic services linked with a proud military history. It is of course a practical physical expression that links memory with fresh experience.

Participants are proud, clapped on by loving families whom remember the marches they participated in, whom themselves remember proudly their parents and grand parents. The custom is continued and supported, and this generation will look back here remembering the pride, the ceremony, the audience, and most likely will support it once more when they have children of their own.

The lines of the life of the elderly, what ever your opinion on conflict and war, is symbolically represented and celebrated within the lines of these children creating their fresh memories.

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