This was a a one day assignment that we did that deal with photographic styles. The Creative strategy was "Explore the same subject in a variety of styles" We reviewed three different artists and learned new vocabulary that dealt with this assignment.
New-vision style photography
Point of view
Out of focus, or soft focus
In focus or sharply focused
Peter and Tim wanted us to partner with someone, to take photos of each other and try to recreate in picture style. My model for all photos was Amanda Miller. We tried many poses to achieve these styles. Studio Angelico provided a great area to take all of these photos. While taking all of the photos I found it challenging to to take the photo while keeping the requirements in mine. Once I placed my camera phone on her and then visioned the style I found it easier to do than think. I think the reason why is because I am familiar with shooting images. I do appreciate Pictorial and Documentary style the most, when it comes to new vision, I do not normally see a person that closely. As I write this and reflect, I think how this resembles shooting archeteture downtown. I focus on the details and angles to see a pattern, I feel this way about new vision too.
This last photo was to be in my own style, I looked for several minutes around me as we took photos to find the right angle with moving lines, I was not sure if I wanted Amanda in front or behind a fence at first. Then I saw this area that had the sign posts. I placed Amanda towards the back to show depth but at the same time the vertical metal posts I felt the changed the image to help with the depth. It reminds me of a metal forest of trees. I could do these type of assignments all day long! This assignment has helped me to think of taking photos from a different mind set that I normally do. I look forward to experimenting with this in the future.
My Name is Steve Gonzalez, coming back to school after a lot of years. I am determined to get this done. Sometimes I wonder if I will make it.