A photograph is worth a hell of a lot more than a thousand words…

Take a spin

ferriswheelloresReaching into the way back machine once again. This is from my very first photography assignment in my intro to photography class.

The assignment was about perspective. When we pull out our point and shoot cameras, or flip open our camera phone, we all get the exact same perspective. We see the point of view of a 5’8″ person (or however tall you happen to be, I picked 5’8″ because that is the national average..shush). This assignment was supposed to get us to think critically about how we see the world around us.

Taking a photo of a dog or a child? Don’t point the camera down at them, take a knee and get down on their level, or even get down lower and shoot upward.

For what it is worth, I was laying on my back when I took this photo of the ferris wheel. I got a lot of weird looks from the other Balloon Festival attendees.

2 responses

  1. Haha before I read the narrative, I was going to comment on the great perspective! Good framing as well. The grainy sky gives it a good feel. Basically, good photo all around.

    June 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    • Thanks. For the most part, I’m not terribly fond of the work I created in my intro class. At the time I showed it off like it was the goose that laid golden eggs, but these days I keep it hidden like cheap porn, but there are a handful of photographs with which I am still happy.

      Yeah, the grain is the result of 400ISO film coupled with a stiff mix of rodinal, water that was too warm and the enthusiastic (albeit epilepticish) agitation of an intro student. 😀

      June 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm

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