Photojojo, a great web newsletter on photography (as well as a very wallet-dangerous store!) has a new post today entitled How to Shoot Portraits Without People.
This is a great example of how objects and context can help to reveal personal information about your subject.
It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room. – Helmut Newton
I moved to Jacksonville last August when I began teaching at FSCJ. Many people I’ve met have been less happy than in other Florida towns – I think because there are more who “find” themselves here rather than choosing the city themselves. And like any larger city, there are huge disparities that exist depending on where you live. This is somewhat explained by size – the largest city by area in the US!
But for me it’s been perfect. There are a lot of things to do here, but you need to look to find them. And of course, there’s great weather!
I start most days with a dip in the pool
I love India House and their great buffet!
an great all-day festival of musicians from the first coast!
Beautiful sky and palm trees!
The “jaguar” building downtown
hidden path in 5 Points
Sun Ray Cinema in 5 Points shows some great art house, indy and cult films and has an amazing lobby!
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine – a “outlaw” bluegrass band from Jacksonville, FL (and the sign is for Mama Blue, another Jacksonville singer)
In class this week we completed a photo scavenger hunt. In an hour, we had to find and shoot ten different images. Below are my results using the “circle” gallery theme – you can learn more about adding images in WordPress using galleries here!
an “intense” color
a person but not their face
an unusual perspective
an interesting texture