Abstraction

Some interesting thoughts

Edward Steichen When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.
Ansel Adams said "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it."

Ken Rockwell said "Just about any camera, regardless of how good or bad it is can be used to create outstanding photographs for magazine covers, winning photo contests and hanging in art galleries. The quality of a lens or camera has almost nothing to do with the quality of images it can be used to produce" in addition he said
"A camera catches your imagination. No imagination, no photo - just crap. The word "image" comes from the word "imagination." It doesn't come from "lens sharpness" or "noise levels." David LaChapelle's work is all about his imagination, not his camera. Setting up these crazy shots is the hard part. Once set up, any camera could catch them. Give me David LaChapelle's camera and I won't get anything like he does, even if you give me the same star performers."

This week you will be photographing an item in such away that it is unrecognizable but still artistic.
Please remember to apply the Elements of art which are; Color, shape, Texture/rhythm, line, space, value.
You will photograph a series of images and end up with a trio of images that define the object abstractly.


31 stunning shots

Some Images that I could not post but are great as well

http://www.flickr.com/photos/idatewe/2063374098/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smari/966540067/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahlw/4090067189/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lloydh08/3231311529/

beach by anjan58.
beach by anjan58.


design by anjan58.
design by anjan58.

linked by anjan58.
linked by anjan58.


finding balance by anjan58.
finding balance by anjan58.


seams & transitions by anjan58.
seams & transitions by anjan58.


water by anjan58.
water by anjan58.

the last stand by anjan58.
the last stand by anjan58.




7/365 by giraffe2605.
7/365 by giraffe2605.
Hair Ties by giraffe2605.
Hair Ties by giraffe2605.
Absract 2 by giraffe2605.
Absract 2 by giraffe2605.
Flower by giraffe2605.
Flower by giraffe2605.


Rubric
2 week assignment Due March 19th at 11:59 PM
Create a wiki page and name it abstraction with your initials
Please create a link at the top of your home page to the new wiki page
10 high quality shots (that means you should shoot 15 to 20) Please Upload to a new album called abstraction in photo bucket all edited images.
Choose the top 3 for discussion Wednesday March 17th If you are not going to be here you will need to make an appointment with me to discuss your work,

You will need to work every day on this assignment in class time. You may do some of the work outside of class but part of your grade is in class participation.