I have really enjoyed this first assignment and I haven't even taken a photograph yet! The assignment is to take images with contrasting subjects/idea's from selected categories. 8 pairs of photographs showing 8 different categories, and one final photograph showing both contrasts of a category in one image.
I usually go out and take photographs of what I see, so sitting down and planning photographs, thinking of idea's and compostions, has been totally different to what I have done before and a lotof fun.
Here I've listed the rough idea's exactly as I wrote them down in a notebook, good and bad.
Heavy/light - scales old style, one side weights stacked, other side a feather, but the feather weighs down scales...
High - someone stood on top of a hill looking over a view, 'feel tall'.
Low - big building 'looming over' small person.
Thick/thin - obese? skinny?
Much/little - poor person, rich person. Poor person has loving family, rich person is alone.
Hard/soft - two sides of a personality? Army, boxer, security, doorman etc, working then at home with child.
Liquid/solid - water droplets, ice. Wall reflected in water.
Sweet - person with sweets/bowl of sweets, bright colours, pink background, soft lighting.
Sweet - peppers or 'sour' things wrapped in sweet wrappers with pink background, bright colours etc.
Curved - a curved silhouette of something, body?
Smooth/rough - abstract face portrait. Smooth womans, rough - mens stubble. B&w, opposite angles.
Sweet/sour - sweet fruit, one peeled, something sour inside.
Long - tree looking up from ground level.
Short - tree from above perspective.
Still/moving - still - something stationary with other things moving & blurred behind it. Moving - same subject blurred moving with stationary background. Still - wessex way from bridge with no cars. Moving - night shot same angle blurred lights.
Diagonal/rounded - street sign macros, half frame, circle and triangle with something in background.
Sweet/sour - candy peppers, sweets that look like sour things, glaze reflecting light, still life macro.
Diagonal/round - twisty candle macro from above & side.
Large/small - small elephant, large mouse.
Many/few - candle mirror at angle = 2 or 3 candles, candle mirror head on = many.
Black/white or light/dark - black - silhouetted object, light background. White - white or light object, black background.
Black/white - interesting macro subject, one silhouette with white background, one white subject with black background - interesting lighting.
Still/moving - child on swings, movement blur, sharp at top - bright sunny happy. Still - empty swing? wanting to be played on - dark wet? dull colours.
Diagonal/rounded - diagonal - abstract shot football goal, ball flying in net, players behind, viewed from back of goal. Rounded - action shot, football main focus.
Still/moving - still - football & boots/player, ground level, lots of detail from ball boots & grass. Moving - action shot when playing.
Strong/weak - strong tree trunk, autumn colours. Weak - decaying tree.
Hard/soft - something with hard shell, soft inside like eggs, but how to make it interesting?
Smooth/rough - rough outer, smooth inner, like fruit.
Diagonal/rounded - unusual flower macros.
Still/moving - still - misty autumn morning. Moving - windy, leaves flying.