Assignment 5 - Object with Shape and Texture:
Photograph 1 object in many different ways, emphasizing Shape and Texture.
Here are the requirements
- Shoot the same object for all your photos. Examples for objects would be a chair or guitar.
- Look for an object that has some intersting shapes and textures, and emphasise shape and texture in your images.
- Please do not shoot images of many different objects.
- Think about all the options you have with 1 main subject only.
- It can be any object, but not a person or animal.
- Shoot at least 40 images total, but you will select your 10 best, then select your 5 best images(see below).
- They can be edited or non-edited, meaning you can edit them if you want in Photoshop, Lightroom, etc, but you don't have to.
- Watch the 2 short videos below to get a feel for using shape and texture in photography, and try to emphasize them in your images.
Here are some optional readings on shape in photography if you have time
- Visual Design: Using Shape in Photography
- How to use shape in photography composition
- Elements of a Photograph: Shape
Also consider the following list of characteristics of images:
- Shape and Texture( I know, I'm repeating it)
- Framing (See our previous reading Chapter One. The Image Frame from The Photographers Eye )
- Focus/depth of field
- Point of emphasis
- Point of view
Here are some other tips
- Be as creative as you can.
- You can move the object, change the lighting, etc. Changing the angle of the object relative to the light can enhance texture.
- You can try to create some abstract images, where the actual object is not recognizable.
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To Turn In:
- Resize your 10 best images to a maximum dimension of 1000 pixels wide or 1000 pixels high(watch the video on image processing) and save them as jpegs with a quality setting of 7. You can also export at that size from Lightroom with a quality of 70. You can also export them using bridge, which might be the easiest now(here is a video).
- Using the same techniques as used previously, make sure your images are named like this:
- Turn in as a folder of 10 files, with your 5 selects(best of the best) in an inside folder.
- Zip the folder and put the file in the assignment in Canvas.
- If you have an Instagram account, try to post post 1 of your images there, and tag it with #photographyatmission. To do this, you can email the image you have chosen to yourself, and post from your phone. There are other methods, but this may be the simplest.