blues, reds, & greens: a photographic exercise

zippers and blue

Today marks my 9th day of class so far, and I’m finally readjusting myself to the school life. After being on co-op and working for a whole semester, I’ve been having difficulty with a few basic schooling concepts:

  • once I’m home from class, I have to do more work?
  • I am steadily losing money, rather than making money?
  • I have to do work on the weekends, too?
  • I’m supposed to remember how to take a derivative? or an integral? or do any other basic calculus?

a trash can reflection

But rather than bore you with details of my engineering coursework, I’d prefer to share some in-progress shots from my first color digital photography assignment.

blue seats

It’s the first photography class I’ve taken without a darkroom: I’ve got instant results, and Photoshop to play with.

seat number 12

It’s certainly easier than working in the darkroom, and significantly less time-consuming. But I can’t say I like it better. The darkroom is just such a wonderful place!

red bricks

For our first assignment, we have to shoot three pictures: one in which the main item is blue, one in which the main item is red, and one in which the main item is green.

red pole & tracks at the rapid transit (RTA) station

I’m not having any difficulty with the blues here at Case. But the greens are another challenge!

happy yellow shoes

Next week I have to turn in one print using each color… can you help me choose between the blues?

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9 Responses

  1. Ann says:

    I like the blue in the recycle bin.

  2. Betsy says:

    I like the red one with the wall, and the blue trash/recycling lid. So pretty!

  3. Erin says:

    I vote for the zipper.

  4. Michelle says:

    I really like the blue one with all of the seats, but the recycling bin lid is pretty good too.

  5. Silverpistola says:

    The zip is definitely my favourite.

  6. I love the one with all the seats – but the zipper looks cool, too!
    I’m so jealous, I would’Ve loved to take photography classes! But there are so many prerequisites and I didn’t wanna take drawing classes! haha

  7. Candy says:

    the backpack! or bag? i think it would be a good opener to the project, because the background details have red and green also.

    • Sam says:

      That is actually a close-up of the padded things the football guys use at practice! And yes, that is the one I ended up using – I just really love zippers.

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