Artists to consider: Aaron Siskind, Weston, Man Ray
You must photograph a roll (24 exposures) of “close-up” and/or abstract objects. You are responsible for making something appear unique and interesting. You are also responsible for creating the “perfect print”. Think about shapes, black and white tones, line, texture, light, and shadow.
- Look around you. Most often you will notice that even ordinary and everyday subjects can have interesting or abstract qualities. Have you ever notice how beautiful shadows can form from the window light.
- Look closely. Sometimes the texture of something small and insignificant becomes really interesting. Think about stacked towels, or the flesh of a nectarine or a head of lettuce with its many layers. Try to fill your entire frame with your subject (or object). If it is a head of lettuce, get close enough so that you can focus on the ripples in the layers, not just a small part of your frame.
- Use correct exposure and FOCUS. DO NOT GET SOOOOOOO CLOSE THAT YOUR CAMERA CANNOT FOCUS. MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE FOCUSED ON YOUR SUBJECT AND IT IS NOT FUZZY IN THE FRAME. This project will only be interesting if everything is in focus, a soft image will not captivate your audience.