Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This one spotted by Sophie along the footpath of the Williamsburg Bridge. I like the disconnect between the usual 4th of July symbolism and the hammer and sickle - not making any political judgments, just an observation and a provocative entry to the assignment. Nicely done.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Saturday, February 4, 2012
|Photo by Kay Tucker|
We are PPAS.
There will be an exhibit for Spirit Week that celebrates the diversity and unity of PPAS.
Take pictures of groups of friends that represent the theme. Every picture should show diversity on some level among people who are nonetheless bonded by mutual respect and love. Think about all the levels of diversity at PPAS, especially different majors, males/females, different ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, ages, even boroughs. You can find natural groups or think of this as a way to bring people together - the photographer as "matchmaker" :-)
Due March 17th
Friday, January 6, 2012
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Due January 5th.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The late fall and early winter season is full of holidays and traditions, not to mention its own special color palette, light, landscape, cityscape, and weather phenomena. You may focus in on the details or step back to take in a wide view of the world, but your November images should capture the spirit of the season as you see it.We will have another exhibit at the Holiday Vocal concert, so think of what images people might enjoy seeing in that context.
As always, take a lot of pictures, select the best to post on Flickr. Due Thursday, December 1st. Have fun!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The "environment" should be meaningful, related to the person's talents, interests, culture, or the like. That means the environment is a crucial part of the image and not to be blurred out with a shallow depth of field, but you also don't want the background to completely overwhelm your subject. This often means creating some kind of distance between subject and background (see above), using tonal contrasts (subject wears white against a darker background, for instance), or using lighting to draw attention to the subject, or some combination of the these techniques. The picture above could have been improved with a little "fill flash" to overcome the shadows under the eyes.
As always, take at least 20 shots, adjust settings and situations - not 20 shots of the same person in the same position with the same lighting and same camera settings - what would be the point in that? Experiment!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
UPDATE: You should be taking new pictures - one goal of these exercises is to practice the craft, not just use a good picture you already took. Challenge yourself to find new and interesting ways of photographing the school. "Think outside the box."
This assignment must be posted to Flickr by October 5th, which only gives you 3 weeks for the first assignment. Ask for help if you're stuck!
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