Digital Photography Homework Due 04/07/17
For our next class meeting, please complete the following.
Read the chapter on photography as storytelling that you were given in class.
Lost your handout? Here’s a PDF version to the rescue!
Once you have gone through the reading, pick one of the photographers featured. Look up their work online and pick an image other than the one in Cotton’s book. Post it as a comment on this homework post and write a brief paragraph or two telling us:
- The title of the image and who photographed it.
- How the image embodies photographic storytelling as explored in the assigned chapter.
Take a minimum of 24 images of primary color schemes. In other words, shoot subjects that incorporate the primary colors for pigments, which are (as OK Go catchily sings) red, yellow and blue. Focus on compositions you find rather than things you set up. Below are a couple examples I dug out from the bowels of my hard drive:
Incidentally, it’s okay for the primaries in your images to be muted. This grass, barn and sky in this landscape photo are not saturated, but they are nonetheless primaries. Little bits of non-primary colors are also okay so long as the main focus is red, yellow and blue.
Ideally, each of your images will incorporate all three primaries, but I realize this can be a challenge when you’re relying on found compositions. Therefore, you must have all three primaries in at least six photos, but if you’re in a pinch for the others, you can try some shots with just two primaries together.
Stuck for ideas? Try noodling around Google, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. to see what’s out there. I typed “primary colors” into Flickr and mere fractions of a second later, all these examples were working their way into my eyeballs.
FYI, you do not need to do anything with your primary color images prior to class… no uploading to Dropbox or Flickr… no printing. Just bring your memory card with a strong selection of photos for the assignment.
Questions? E-mail me!