“The object of art is to give life shape” – William Shakespeare
Today assignment was set to photograph 4 images that brought our attention to their lines and shapes. The distinct lines and shapes in my images are there to emphasise a certain atmosphere. For example vertical lines are there to signify power and strength. Furthermore horizontal lines are more relaxed and give a peaceful vibe. Whereas the shapes in images are more personal. Each individual can see different things in images and make there own interpretations on what specific shapes make them feel. In our lesson we were given visual stimulation and inspiration from artist like Tom Baril, Arnold Newman, Keith Carter, Philip Jones Griffiths, Edward Weston, Abelardo Morell and many more therefore we were set to go to capture our images.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi
LANDSCAPE – Lines
I live in an area of outstanding natural beauty ranging from mountains, beaches, landmarks and architecture and its all on my doorstep. Therefore it would be very silly of me not to make the most of good old Bangor!
Above are the pictures I’ve taken along Church Island (Anglesey) of the Menai and Britannia bridges. They are literally walking distance from my home so I picked a cloudy day to visit these landmarks. All images were taken at 1/200, aperture was f4.5 with a high ISO. Honestly I think the pictures are ok. Personally I enjoy visiting areas of natural beauty however I very much appreciate them more with my eyes rather than taking pictures. And although I picked a clear(ish) day, Wales is very much a country of indecisive weather and it was quite an unpredictable day. In all honesty today I think the only thing I was missing was snow and even then it would never have come as a surprise. Afterwards I’d post produced all images adjusting shadow, contrast, brightness and highlights. If theres was anything I could do differently or advice for the future is I would add something in the foreground. I think picturing a happy couple or a family would have added more character and atmosphere to these images. Continue reading
PUMPKIN PROJECT – Shapes
I wish there was a joke to add but I’m more of a PUN-KING / QUEEN!
So my basic idea was to carve 5 pumpkins with different designs, place a tea light candle inside of them and photograph the outcome concentrating on shapes and lines. My shots vary from individual pumpkins, grouped and different arrangements of the pumpkins, different settings on camera, different angles and using different camera lenses.