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TAKE THE ABSTRACT READING QUIZ

ABSTRACT ASSIGNMENT

WHAT IS AN ABSTRACT PHOTO?
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ASSIGNMENT, "ABSTRACT" PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE DEFINED AS...
•IMAGES THAT DO NOT REPRESENT THE SUBJECT IN A LITERAL WAY.
•IMAGES THAT COMMUNICATE PRIMARILY THROUGH FORM, COLOR AND CURVES RATHER THAN "LITERAL" IMAGE CONTENT OR DETAIL.

WHAT TO DO:
STEP 1: READ RON BIGELOW’S 4-PART ARTICLE ABOUT ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Search the web, or follow this link for: ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY Ron Bigelow.
(links to part 2, 3 & 4 are at the bottom of each web page)

STEP 2:TAKE THE ABSTRACT READING QUIZ ONLINE, DON'T FORGET TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE QUIZ.


STEP 3: SHOOTING ASSIGNMENT -CREATE 2 ABSTRACT IMAGES, USING BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOR, BASED ON THE TECHNIQUES MENTIONED IN RON BIGELOW’S ARTICLES ABOUT ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.

TIPS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT:
Use your imagination when creating your photos. The only rule is that they have to look totally, absolutely, unforgettably creative and awesome. This is an exercise in reducing the photo to basic elements. Simplicity is very important when composing abstracts. Abstracts are about eliminating unwanted details.  Think in terms of the concepts we’ve discussed in class.  Put the objects in beautiful light with dramatic shadows and use interesting compositions.  Experiment with your camera angle until the scene shows the elements in the most pleasing balance. REMEMBER -WITH ABSTRACT PHOTOS, "LESS IS MORE."

FINAL PRODUCT:
Submit two interesting images using the “abstract” technique & YOUR PROOF SHEET.
•Save your images as:
p#lastname_abstract1 • p#lastname_abstract2 • p#lastname_abstract3 (this is your proof)

•Put your photos in the correct P#Abstract folder in the 206 teacher server.