21 August 2011

Photo assignment: Fiction

I generally take photos of real places and events I visit, people I meet, and beautiful objects I find along the way.  So I was challenged by my class assignment where we had to pose things for photos.  I'm not sure I grasped it as well as I should have, but here is my attempt at telling a story through posed photos. 

Beware, it does not have a happy ending...


This is a story of love and life and how sometimes we let life get in the way of what we have in love.

Details: 

I was able to create the photos to match the idea in my head for the stages of the relationship, which was done using things around my house.  (The ring is actually something I inherited.)

I took each shot at the kitchen table, to add to the consistency of the tale.

I used a tripod and the same settings to be consistent with exposure, reflection and color.

I focused on the ring in each scenario, to make it the subject throughout the series of shots.

I actually shot the photos in the portrait layout, but when I cropped them for size (for the assignment requirements) I realized the landscape layout made them far more interesting!

This is still not my thing, but I hope the instructor gets what I was trying to do.

M.E.

5 comments:

forgetmenot said...

No happy ending, but you did tell the story through your photos perfectly. What a creative idea--I'm very impressed with your work. Have a great week. Mickie ;)

Evelyn said...

Interesting assignment. I like your sequence of photos...

Jen said...

I think it's a pretty powerful story through photos...

Kala said...

So the marriage ended because of financial problems? This is all too common today, unfortunately.

Misty Dawn said...

Outstanding work! I think you did great!