As promised in this week's blog I will outline what homework we have for the month and some things I Learnt from our Level Up meeting in January .
We have been encouraged to keep a journal during this process. I have never really journelled before but I find the process really helpful in keeping ideas I have for shots and as well as developing your creative process. It's also handy to write down anything new that I learn. ( Thanks Lynne)
So far we have had to make a list of three to five areas or types of photography we enjoy and have a passion for. The three I like most are Landscape, Macro ( close up) and Still Life photography. The two I will most likely pursue at this stage are Landscapes ,with a bias towards seascapes and still life images with a renaissance look to them.
The idea at the moment is we still develop our creative process before we commit to one and create a collection around that concept. We learnt that a concept or idea is not a product yet. Through the Level Up process we will develop this “ product “ around our concept
A collection of photos should draw a viewers attention and tell a story. Therefore a lot of thought has to go into what shots you plan to do so you have enough unique ideas to make a compelling collection.
The biggest take away I got from our last meeting was that I have to identify the elements of a successful photo and in repeating that I will create a consistent body of work. elements are things like lighting, composition, props , editing process to name a few.
Our homework for this month is to study the old or new masters of our chosen concept and then replicate one iconic image of this master, considering the layered aspects (elements) as discussed
We have to show the original image as well as our final image. I have decided to use the Mona Lisa as my image I would like to replicate.
While my subject is not going to be a person but still life I want to capture the “ Renaissance “ look of this image. I particular want to replicate the muted tones as well as include a background Like the Mona Lisa has that will help tell the story of my image
I have the idea of my image and I have created the background part of it already. You will have to wait for the final image to see what it is. This week I will be working on photographing the main subject. Hopefully Ill manage to get that right and I will then work on putting the image together in post processing. Next week I hope to give you some feedback on my progress.
Till Next week, hope you a good one.