Digital Imaging Projects

Freshman year of college I took the intro to digital photography class my major required. I got the impression from the teacher that I was way ahead of the rest of the class, since I already knew what aperture and shutter speed were when I started… I had some extra time so I thought I’d repost a couple of those sequences, since that was well before I started the blog.

One assignment was in-class, the teacher took all of us outside with croquet equipment as a situation for us to photograph. A lot of the students spent time on their hands and knees, shooting typical stuff of croquet balls through the wickets, or spent time posing mid-swing for their friends. I thought it was all pretty funny watching them standing in the middle of the brick quad, alternatively hamming it up or getting all art-student-photographery, and I ended up photographing the entire scene of goofing around, unlike most of the rest of the students.

Another project was to do a photo series of a location around town – our third and culminating project. I don’t remember more of the specifications than that, but I chose Mt. Hope Cemetery and went out early in the spring to photograph the graveyard.

I think maybe the requirement included specifications about total number of pictures and distance from the the subject (close, mid, distance) sort of thing.

3 Responses to “Digital Imaging Projects”

  1. Kelly
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    Fun idea for a post, Ellen! Those croquet shots are really cool. Croquet03 is my favorite. And yes, I figured it was about time to let you know that I’m a regular reader and enjoyer of your blog! The Mt. Hope images caught my attention too because my photo partner and I did a project on that place a few years back – capturing it in all 4 seasons. We even got to go into the old abandoned chapel. Not sure if you’ve seen what we did. If you’re interested, here’s a link.
    http://nyfalls.com/articles/locations/mount-hope-cemetery/

    Keep up the good work! :o)

    • ellen
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      Thanks! I’m excited to learn you’re reading, as I’ve been admiring your photos too. :) I went through some of your links and saw those cemetery photos – it’s what reminded me that I should finally post these from college. I look forward to checking out your market pics each month and hope we get a chance to compare notes about photography at some point! I really admire your eye for composition and light. Somehow when I get my photos home, I always feel like I didn’t slow down anywhere near enough…

      I would be very happy to read any comments you might have on older projects too! I assume you saw my latest set of portraits…? ;)

  2. Angus Rockett
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    I think the shot of “Mother” with the long shadow is fun because mother often casts a long shadow.

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