Archive for the ‘Assignment 6’ Category


Monday, September 27th, 2010

My Book Life

Better late than never. I didnt have access to my computer all weekend, so here’s my eighth photo, and this is a collection of my randomness of interests I believe.

Top 8 Daily Shoots

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Here’s my synopsis of Assignment 6:

DS306:  Every time I see Brian’s hat picture with the little leaf poking out of it, I chuckle to myself and wonder what inspired this photograph.  Aside from the amusing caption, (“Do I look like a fairy?”), the combination of true foliage and camouflage is a neat visual contrast between real trees and RealTree.

DS307: The “mini-me” shots, as I like to think of them, were definitely my favourites for the second prompt.  The use of adults and children as complimentary objects struck me as something I never would’ve thought of for this assignment.  I particularly liked the Ash and Ichabod image for its soft lighting on the doll’s hair and expressive eyes.  The (very) close runners-up were When I Get Bigger by Prof. Groom and the newborn picture by Sadie for their more human takes on the same theme.

DS308: I love colour, so Ashley’s Lucky Ladybug definitely caught my eye last Sunday.  The story behind the ladybug’s luckiness makes it that much more special.  The significance behind Stephanie’s rings made her photo a close second.

DS309: I thought Sadie’s melting ice cream photo was an abstract take on “soft” because I was definitely thinking of fluffy things when looking for inspiration on Monday.  The white vanilla ice cream against the little girl’s dress gives the image a soft frame, too.

Because I’m kind of a cat person, I thought the photos of Twelve–who must be fairly easy-going, judging by the photographer’s perspective–offered an amusing take on Monday’s prompt.

DS310:  Megan’s oval mirror was my favourite response to mirror prompt.  The greens and pinks reflected by the mirror nicely juxtapose the warmer reds and oranges in the background.  The picture’s rectangular edges also nicely frame the mirror’s oval shape.

I have to say Brian’s blue streak is worth mentioning, too, because I have no idea how one would create an effect like that–and I like it!

DS311:  The first time I saw Jenn’s ramen noodle chaos, I was fighting afternoon snack urges and was drawn to the fact that the picture featured delicious food!  But, even after seeing the picture on a full stomach, I still think it’s a great interpretation of “chaos, disorganization, or messiness” because of how well the magnified noodley knot fills its frame.

DS312: I thought the scale of Gretchen’s library photograph made it a particularly notable entry for Thursday.  Seeing symmetry in something as towering as three-story room makes me think the photographer put a lot of thought into finding this unique example of symmetry.

DS313: Learning by Osmosis was a thought-provoking finish to our daily shoot assignments.  The model’s facial expression, the hazy vignette framing, and balanced books really make Kevin’s picture stand out.  And, maybe it’s a bit of a stretch, but I think the photo’s title speaks to the type of learning DS106 Internauts practiced this week.  While our prompts were specific, we were forced to “learn by osmosis” to create art from our surroundings.  For example, symmetry and chaos are seemingly simple concepts, but knowing how to see and capture them during daily life is something that takes a lot practice.  It turns out there’s more beauty to my everyday routine that I’d ever thought possible!

Daily Shoot 8: The Last Day of The Challenge

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Hey everyone. Today is the last day of our Daily Shoot prompt challenge and I am happy to announce that I have been able to follow the shoot as it has progressed each day for about a week now. Today’s prompt was: “Make a photo of an interesting stack of books or magazines. Consider how you handle repeating lines in your composition.” I felt inspired to take a picture of all those glossy books that were the most visually exciting. I found that each book had its own color pallet, which made up the colors that made the covers of the book. I took several different shots but I felt that this one captured the essence of each book as a unit and then the collect group as a whole as well. So you tell me; what do you think and how would you set this shot up differently, if you were taking it?

I also really like this one. The more I think about it, I feel that I may have chose the wrong photo to submit. I think I like this one best. What do you think?

Daily Shoot 7, Symmetry Heaven

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Hey everyone!

One more day of the Daily Shoot challenge left to go, but honestly I like doing it. I am not so sure that I will take part in it everyday, but I do think that I will continue to take part in it every now and then. For those of you who don’t know, today’s Daily Shoot prompt was all about symmetry. Though I took several shots, I found the idea of symmetry very boring. I guess its because as human beings we are comforted by symmetry and so we use it for everything: architecture, inventions, everything. I decided to shake my photo up a little by adding an off kilter symmetrical shot. So did I succeed, you tell me. Also, with the help or my professor, I have included a small grouping of other great shots that were captured on the side bar under the Daily Shoot heading.

Daily Shoot 7

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Writings On The Bathroom Wall

sorry for the quick photo! today’s been very rushed!

Daily Shoot: Take 6

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Today’s Daily Shoot prompt: “Communicate chaos, disorganization or messiness in a photograph. Find some beauty in it.” I found todays shoot particularly difficult. I originally thought that in order to capture chaos in a single image I would have to use many different objects in motion at one time. After many failed attempts to capture all of the movement that goes on at my college campus between classes, I caught the first lovely image. Not feeling completely satisfied with this particular image I went back to my room and had an idea. I took all the paperclips in the paperclip container and scattered them all over our coffee table. The second image is my illustration of rainbow chaos with paperclips, I chose to submit this one. You tell me, what do you think?

Daily Shoot #5

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Hey Everyone, as you all know from older posts, I am still taking part in the Daily Shoot challenge posted by DS 106 professor. Today’s Daily Shoot prompt was; “Use a mirror as part of a composition in a photograph today. Show yourself in the image if you’d like!” I had the idea to take a mirror image of two mirrors. I thought it would be neat concept to try to replicate, so I went to the only place where you can find multiple mirrors next to each other, the restroom. I found a few different bathrooms that had mirrors side by side but none of them were quite right. Feeling defeated, I decided to head back to my room and get some homework done instead. When I made it back to my building, I went into the restroom to wash my hands and there I saw it, the perfect set up for what I was trying to convey in today’s prompt. So you tell me, too cliche or great idea?

Daily Shoot 5, Reflective Shades

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Reflective Shades

Mirrored shades, on of my favorite kind of pictures, I have a lot of pictures with my shades (photo credit to Kathleen Saunders), of my shades, and sunglasses on other people too!  So here are my aviators reflecting the trees in my backyard.

Daily Shoot: Day 4

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Today’s daily shoot prompt was “Make a photograph of something that is soft, or at least looks that way. Convince the viewer of the softness.” I was very perplexed by this particular challenge because it seemed difficult for me to grasp the essence of soft. How would you capture soft in a single image and illustrate to the viewer that your particular image is soft? This is the exact question that I asked to myself before I tried to tackle this assignment. After a few minutes of thinking I arrived at the conclusion to capture the image of items that I found soft and arrange them in an ascetically pleasing manner. Through my hunt to capture the right image I ended up with two examples of soft. My first one is the image of an extreme close up of a neck pillow that I use when I’m traveling or just relaxing. I think its really cool because it is filled with this gel that can be heated or cooled at your will. I also really like the color. The next one it the last picture that I took and it depicts how I perceive soft with my senses. I thought of when I feel warm and soft and which items made me feel that way. I chose my fleece blanket, a microfiber pillow, and the only cuddly friend I brought with me to college, “Oinks” (of course each item would be true to the blogs color PINK!) As an added bit of info, Oinks is cool because he has a video screen in his belly that shows different picture on it. I chose to upload picture of me and friends during my SENIOR YEAR 2009 as a memento of  high school. You tell me; which do you feel captures the essence of soft best?

Daily Shoot 4, Soft Makeup

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Very Sexy...Makeup?

Very Sexy…Makeup?

” Make a photograph of something that is soft, or at least looks that way. Convince the viewer of the softness.”

My roommate had to help me out with this one, we went back and forth about toilet paper, bath robes, my dog, etc… But then she asked about her makeup brush, and there ya have it. I picked this one because of the tiny makeup mirror reflecting the brush, just to clear up that is an actual reflection (if you didn’t catch it right away).