I’m going to try out something new for the blog-I’d like to start something I call a “Photo Prompt.” What’s a photo prompt, you might ask, and I’d be willing to tell you. A photo prompt is an assignment of sorts, it’s something designed to get you to think about shooting, to shoot maybe a little bit outside of your comfort zone, to try something new. It’s a short (sometimes even one word) prompt designed to get you to craft, to create, to design an image around.
The “rules” for this are pretty simple. If you complete your prompt and email me a link, I might highlight your work here, on the blog, and talk about how wonderful, glorious, and spectacular you are. If you don’t complete it, well, nobody will tell you your feet smell. So, either way, you can’t go wrong, right? (Well, unless, of course, you have unnaturally smelly feet and then, well, you’re kind of hosed anyway.)
So, let’s get cracking.
The first photo prompt will be: vision
Vision, you know, something you see, the act of seeing, what it means to see, insight, foresight, premonition, hindsight, all of that and more. I’ll let you think about the definition and how you might craft this visually but, for now, you’ve got your prompt so, go! Be on your way!
Go on, what are you waiting for?
Oh, and, I’m not a fan of the “shoot everyday and take lots of pictures of your nose because you have nothing else to do” school of photography. I’d like to suggest that you have one month to complete your assignment. One month might seem like a long time but, I’d like to think that should make the images all that much more spectacular, right? And, in keeping with the long lead time, I’m going to try to craft a critique that goes beyond the “nice shot” format you see so much online as well-expect me to dive a little into the images that you send in to showcase. I intend to actually showcase them, not just splash them up and move on, and I actually plan to highlight your work in a more fitting way than what you might get in the typical on-line forums.
Vision. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
Until next time…