|Espresso with slice of lemon and morning paper|
Monday, December 12, 2011
My first "submitted photo"
The first module of my photography course consisted of ten photo-shoot scenarios, in which I had to pick from a list of photography equipment, lenses, etc., and defend my choices. The second module assignment was more technical. I actually had to use my camera for four exercises, all on manual mode, that included various aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. I then had to describe the changes observed in each photo as the settings were changed. I spent almost an entire day working on this assignment, which also included a photograph of an "object" from around the house. It was to be simple, yet artistic. My first try was a shot of an interesting bottle of men's cologne sitting on top of the toilet tank, along with a small burning candle. I suppose the title would have been "toilet water." Not good. I then thought of shooting a scene that appeared to be black and white but was actually shot in color. Below is my submission.
My tutors comment: "Very cool, looks like a shot from some old 40's detective movie." I can't say that was the intention, but hey, I'll accept his observation. I suppose the headline about gunfire prompted his association with a detective movie. I was thinking more along the lines of contradiction - something as innocent and relaxing as an espresso alongside the harsh reality of the morning's headline.