Great job on the first Street Hunt (Assignment 1 Cafe)! For Assignment 2, we wanted to encourage everyone to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and take a stroll through a park! We hope that taking a walk in the park will spark your creativity and help you to focus on details and textures, composition, and interact with others who are at the park.
Each Monday, I will post the assignment here. During the week, complete the assignment and upload your 1-3 best new photos from the week to this thread. Feel free to answer the reflection questions or add your own reflections on the assignment: What were your challenges and successes?
Each photo you upload, you must provide constructive critique on 3 other photos uploaded. At the end of the week on Sunday, Eric and I will choose our favorite images and explain why.
HAVE FUN! Love, Cindy, Eric (Annette, and Jennifer– currently here together at HAPTICLABS Saigon office!)
P.S. Use STREET HUNT as our school “textbook” to complete assignments, share photos and reflections, and receive feedback. It is not mandatory to purchase Street Hunt, but it would be useful and valuable to have a printed or mobile edition copy to follow along and write down notes.
1) If you can afford to purchase Street Hunt, pick one up in our HAPTIC SHOP (Print Edition / Mobile Edition) or on Amazon.com. By purchasing Street Hunt, the proceeds also will go towards offsetting the price of Street Hunt for students who do not have the resources to purchase it themselves.
2) If you are a student and cannot afford to purchase Street Hunt, follow these instructions to receive a free copy of STREET HUNT MOBILE EDITION. (Limited to the first 50 students).
3) Sign up and post to the free ERIC KIM FORUM 1 photograph and 3 constructive, honest, helpful critiques of other’s photographs.
4) Send me an e-mail at email@example.com linking to those posts.
Complete this by July 15, 2018 and I will e-mail you a copy of Street Hunt Mobile Edition.
The summer school will begin July 2, 2018 and winners will be announced August 12, 2018.
Assignment 2: PARK
- DIAGONALS, DUTCH ANGLE, TILT YOUR CAMERA: Find a tree and try to create an aggressive diagonal composition. Use the “Dutch Angle” and tilt your head, camera, to emphasize the diagonal line of a tree. Get the tree to connect with the bottom left of your frame, extending to the top right of your frame. Also make the same photograph, and make the tree come from the bottom right of the frame and connect to the top left of the frame.
- TEXTURE & TOUCH: Find different textures to photograph in the park. Photograph something smooth, rough, stones, leaves, twigs. Before you photograph it, try touching it. This will give you a ‘haptic’ experience and give you a memory of the subject you photographed.
- PARK BENCHES & PEOPLE: Photograph people in the park taking a walk or sitting on park benches. Try to shoot photographs with and without permission. Ask the subject about their day, what they enjoy about the park, or if they have suggestions for other nice parks to photograph. Use the park bench to practice your diagonal composition.
Purpose: We hope that this assignment can encourage you to take a walking photo meditation and balance your ‘street’ photos with other types of landscapes you might not have thought to photograph. Also, we love parks and conversing with strangers in the park about their life story.
- How did it feel approaching strangers in a park?
- What new composition techniques did you practice in the park?
- How did touching an object and then photographing it change your sensory approach to making a photo?