So I finished up my class on Photographic Composition. The last assignment was "Thanksgiving" in general, here are the two photos I decided to show:
December 8, 2007
Self-portrait at Alewife. I think this reflects the weariness of travel (even if it is me at the end of a work week.)
Table shot from Thanksgiving with our cousins. I just like the macabre juxtaposition of a cartoon turkey (proudly labled Kirk) gazing on a plate of his massacred and delicious real-life cousin.
One of the other students in the class thought that I should have put up this image instead:
That Sunday we went to a brunch they had at the Museum of Science. We caught the electricity show:
Finally, here is an animation of my mom:
The class was useful, especially in teaching me how to read shots. It also taught me that I approach photography different than most of the students there. They approach photography as more of a traditional studio art, often making careful arrangements at home and sometimes really getting into the lens type and focal length and all that jazz. My photography is a little closer to photojournalism, trying to document the interesting stuff I come across in life in as compelling a shot as possible.