Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Relief

What a relief! My professor liked my pictures just fine.
As for the white-on-white portraits of Andrew, he said it was beautiful work - that they were fantastic portraits. He did not complain about the shirt being a little pink-ish like I thought he might. He didn't say anything of the sort. He just thought they were great.
The student theater shots went over really well too. There were a few of us that really wowed him and I was in that group. There was definitely one girl who kicked my hiney at this assignment, but that's OK. It was a really tough assignment and I'm happy that he said my work was nice and very professional. He said the skin tones were very natural - almost like natural light.
So. I breathed a big sigh of relief and broke out in hives and then it was all over.
Moving on.
There is a new assignment, friends. I'm talking to you, you know. All of you who couldn't wait to take pictures with me and haven't posted a single shot since the first week, you know who you are! This one is simple and fun and I hope I see some pretty pictures on your blogs!
This is designed to pull you out of your comfort zone. Most of us frame a shot and kind of stay where we initially plant our feet. This time, though, you get to choose a subject - any old subject that tickles your fancy or triggers your shutter finger or what-have-you. Next? Take pictures. Thoroughly. Take pictures from every angle, from above, from below, from near and from far. Frame it with its surroundings. Use a macro lens too. Explore your subject until you are absolutely sick of it. I suppose that this will be one of those things that sticks in my mind forever when I take pictures after this - I will always remember to try a different angle before I put the lens cap back on. You will too.

Daily Bliss: playing Beethoven with the windows open and rain pouring down outside

11 comments:

Kate said...

This one doesn't sound too hard!

claibornes corner said...

Now, let's see - my subject should be a .......Yorkie???????

dinosaurmomma said...

Christy, hey! Can you suggest for me a few good discount yarn sites? Thanks - Shannan (from Manzi's)

dinosaurmomma said...

Christy, email me at dinosaurmomma@yahoo.com not gmail.com. Thanks.

denise said...

you make my heart giggle...you just do...:) I love all your work!

Amy said...

Yay for you! I'm so glad you're doing so well- congrats!

Um, yeah, I don't think my point and click is up to the task :(

Becky Nelson said...

Scott's been taking photos out at Circle Bar B ranch. There are plenty of things to take pictures of and at every angle. If you'd rather not, try the nesting bluebirds at school. They're beautiful!

mindy said...

of course your professor loved your work...there was never a doubt in my mind. ;) can't wait to go on a shoot with you for your next assignment!

Christy said...

Hey Becky-I've been out there and there is *definitely* so much to photograph! I'd bet he's been having fun :) I haven't seen the bluebird nests! I'm going to have to check those out.

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Becky Nelson said...

Hey stop by and I'll give you his password to look at his sight...TheworldthroughScottslens.shutterfly.com