In this assignment we were told to start at one point, look around and find something of interest to photograph. Then, take 11 steps in any direction and repeat. This went on until i felt as though i had a solid 20 shots to display on my contact sheet for class. The pictures seen represent my favorite/best 3. I love the epicness of the lighting and framing of the building picture. The buildings framing the leaves is my favorite one and i was lucky enough to capture a bird flying though it as well (white blur left of the leaves). My final photo was taken as i was about to finish my shoot. I leaned against a fountain and was looking all around to see if there was anything interesting to shoot when i glance to my right and to my weird imagination see a scooter/car “bleeding” oil or water. I thought it was pretty interesting and when i checked it later that night it popped out to me as another favorite.
For my photography class’s first trip we visited the Ara Pacis Museum. As we entered the exhibit our first exercise was to take a shallow depth of field picture using the busts set up in a row. Following that we were told to leave a preferred setting on our camera, close our eyes, and take photos in random directions. This was an exercise i thoroughly enjoyed and immediately started walking around like a maniac making crazy poses and taking pictures at odd angles. I didn’t realize it until i uploaded my photos later that night but i had randomly captured 2 of the security guards laughing at me in one of the pictures. Then to end the visit we went downstairs to the main photography exhibit where no pictures were allowed to be taken. It was a gallery of war pictures from around the world and i have to say i learned quite a lot about the media portrayed to the public in the past and how things have changed in comparison to today. All in all, great first visit and i’m looking forward to the next one :)
These photos were taken walking around Rome for my photography class. The assignment was titled Bird, Dog, Worm. I would take pictures from the floor imitating a worm, the hip imitating a dog, and from above 10 feet imitating a bird. I had alot of fun with this one especially because it had just rained while i was taking most of my worm shots. The dog shots were interesting too because most of the time i would aim at a subject and snap a few shots without looking through the view finder. Alas the bird shot was the toughest because there aren’t too many places to take pictures above 10 feet, but it made it all the more interesting running around trying to find good spots. For example, the birds eye shot with all of the orange color was taken after spotting a McDonalds with a roof top open to the public.