Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Week 2 Assignment

Part 1 of my project this week was to take a shot, and then take it from at least 20 different points of view. So naturally, I chose to shoot my nephew, Nick, playing with his toys. Little did I know how hard it would be to get that many different points of view with such an active little guy!
Here's my initial shot - not my favorite, but he's a cute little guy anyways!
View 1:
View 2:

Part 2 of the assignment was practicing the "Less is More" principle. We were to photograph a scene and then break it into as many smaller scenes as possible. As many of you know, I'm from a small town in Southern Alberta called Raymond. Among many other things, Raymond is known for being the home of the first stampede in Canada. My grandpa and uncles have participated in the Stampede (which takes place on Canada Day) for as long as I can remember, and it is tradition that we attend the rodeo every year.

For this project I wanted to portray how deserted the stampede grounds become in the fall by showing "less".

My original shot:


And less:
Challenges - an active little boy! Trying to come up with TWENTY different perspectives (although I loved it and am definitely going to practice this more!)
Discoveries - surprised by the story that such a small detail can tell.


girluntitled said...

great photos, amy! i especially like the raymond stampede ones.

Melissa said...

I love the deserted "less" pictures. They're fantastic. Good work lady.