Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Playing with liquify

For an assignment in my Intermediate Digital class we had an assignment to experiment with the liquify tool by reshaping ourselves. This is the original and liquified.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Creative Portrait Assignment 3

The third Creative Portrait assignment was to photograph strangers showing joy or sadness. I really had no idea what I was going to photograph or where. The weather was nice so I decided to go to the park and take a walk in the woods to photograph nature which I love to do. I decided to walk this one trail I had never walked before in Mill Creek Park. There were people everywhere. I just started walking wondering what I was looking for. I thought about photographing couples. Relationships cause joy and sadness all the time. I stopped a friendly looking couple and got their photograph but didn't really have a focus other than trying to complete the assignment. I continued walking looking for friendly open people to talk to. So many people were having conversations which I hated to interrupt or had on headphones as they jogged and I was having trouble finding open people. An older man greeted me as he walked by me with his dog and I just stopped and asked to photograph him. Dogs always bring joy. I realized I had something here. I continued walking and looking for people with dogs. I realized that I wanted the dog to be the focus. I didn't care as much about the person as I did about the object of joy. I wanted the person in the photograph of course but I wanted A pet and it's owner, not someone walking their dog. Every person was willing to allow me to photograph them that I asked. I am really happy with the images I got.