Sunday, November 06, 2005

Assignment #1: Close, medium and distant shots

Many beginning photographers point and shoot without regard to how close or far away they are from the subject. In this assignment, try shooting the same subject at different distances and try examining the distances that would create the best picture for the subject you're working with. When shotting close, move in close and fill the frame with the subject. Then move back a little and show context. Finally, place the object within a scene.

The completed assignment will include at least three pictures, one taken close, one at a medium distance, and one farther away. The distances will be chosen to best display the subject matter. It could include a set of six photos, one set using the same object three times, and one set showing how close, medium and more distant shots work well with different subjects.

Of course you will want to make the photos interesting and as technically proficient as reasonably possible.

I think the concerns expressed in these assignemts are important consideration for all photographers, so you don't have to be a beginner to participate. And since these issues also affect artists, I invite artists to participate as well.

Posting will begin, if anyone wishes to participate, a week from today, which is November 12/13. I will be away those days, so you will need to acquire an invite before that.


Alina Chau said...

This is very cool!! Love the way you see simple items from a different angle.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you very much Alina! I appreciate it! :-)