Feb 25, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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I use to do this to the young people in my neighborhood, back in the '70s, when they would come around to my studio asking me to teach them about photography. I would give then a Pentax ME fitted with a 40mm prime lens, a power winder and a bulk back loaded with a full pack of ISO 400, fresh batteries and this simple W5 assignment.
1.Who? You can shot any inanimate objects. As many or as few as you like, but only inanimate objects.
2.What? The inanimate object must be at least twice as big as you in height, width, and depth.
3.Where? The object can not be any farther from the film plane than your arm. (If you need an explanation of this criteria, substitute your nose as the point of reference; you need to be able to reach out and touch the object you a capturing. Example, a building wall... close enough to touch it, but you can be capturing the whole 26 stories straight up or a city block along its front.)
4.Why? The composition must be such that it captures the essence of the subject. (Think sideways)
5.When? Anytime starting now... it is due 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday February 25, 2013. Post one and only one image out of the batch that you think captures the "essence" in the Assignment #1 Photo Album
Then we can brutally discuss everyone else's results but our own. Then I will assign a new assignment. Then we can upload any other of our images we think are worthy.
By the way, you have it easy, the kids had to develop and contact print 500 frames, then pick one, print and develop an 11x14. Some of them even came back for more abuse.