TAOP Assignment 2: Elements of Design

TAOP Assignment 2: Elements of Design

10 pictures of foodstuff arranged to match a pre-defined set of compositional design elements. It was a fun exercise that I learnt a lot from.

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What do you do with your pictures?

What do you do with your pictures?

No, seriously, it's not a trick question. What do you do with your pictures? A brief sotry about putting some shelves up on the wall, but as that wouldn't really fit into a photo blog, it has been turned it into a blog post about the rotating photo exhibition at my Gallery Staircase. Does that not sound posh?

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Low key portrait of dad

Low key portrait of dad

I have plenty of snapshots of my dad, but no portraits. So when he came to visit for Christmas, we went out to rectify that situation. It was my first time trying to shoot a dramatic low-key portrait, and I learnt a number of valuable lessons. Although the final result didn't turn out exactly as expected, I'm glad to finally have a portrait of dad on my desk.

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And then I ate the props

And then I ate the props

Two very different pictures of a cucumber to illustrate the contrast between "straight" and "curved". As well as off-camera flash and home made reflectors, the shoot also involved the creation of a cucumber salad. Yummie!

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It must be love…

It must be love…

A simple recipe for how to make out-of-focus highlights have any shape you want, using nothing more high-tech than a piece of cardboard and a knife.

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Make a wish

Make a wish

One dandelion and two colourful salt and pepper shakers. A story about grasping an idea - or accepting that sometimes you don't have a game plan, and you have to make it up as you go along.

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