Combine Two Objects in the Classroom, But Don’t Show the Classroom

One of the hardest and ongoing lessons is teaching composition and students needing to take multiple shots of a subject.

So often they are satisfied with the first image they shoot.

Today in the Photography classes, I asked the students to choose two objects and combine them in a new and different way to create a more  interesting image.

I showed them the first photo of the two objects i selected as an example-

I shot the first with all the cluttered background of the classroom.   The second one was to be cleaned up- not show the environment. No backpacks, chairs, notebooks, pencils, computers, students.

Here’s the DON’T

dog in a roll of tape

I picked up the student camera from a table

overexposure with the setting

and a student’s finger holding the piece of paper as background to block the clutter is visible,

but the objective is closer to being met.

RuthsDog

Roll of tape and a rubber dog.

Trying to encourage them to keep at it and try something different. Try different angles and distance.  Change the light.

Self- portrait in the array of objects collected on disposable wedding cookie tray at the end of the day.

stuff

IMG_0020

and Man on Time

Man on Time

Will share some of the compostions of the students when they pick their best.

6 thoughts on “Combine Two Objects in the Classroom, But Don’t Show the Classroom

  1. Very interesting – I wish I were in your class. Maybe I’d learn something about taking a good, original picture.

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  2. I seem to have the opposite problem; I take PLENTY of shots, but am dissatisfied with them all. Surely there is a happy medium to be found…

    I love the “Man On Time” pic!

    I’m excited to see what your students come up with.

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