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STUDENT ABSTRACT EXAMPLES SLIDESHOW
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, LINE, COLOR AND TEXTURE RATHER THAN "LITERAL" IMAGE CONTENT OR DETAIL.
SHOOTING THE ASSIGNMENT
•Shoot 30 images based on the concepts mentioned in the Abstract lecture slides.
(To recap: those concepts are FORM, LINE, COLOR & TEXTURE...)
TIPS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT
•Use your imagination when creating your photos.
•This is an exercise in reducing your photos 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 -form, line, color & texture.
•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."
•Pick your 2 best abstract images.
•Crop them for the best composition and adjust the image tonality, or convert to black & white.
•Submit your two best abstract images & YOUR 30 IMAGE PROOF SHEET in the correct period "Abstract" folder in the GOOGLE CLASSROOM server.