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« on: September 14, 2008 05:01:11 PM »

so my photo teacher this year is... well, he's just not the nicest person. He gave us an assignment of abstract photography. Now normally for abstract, I'd just do macro to the point of being abstract. But he made it very clear that abstract is NOT the same as macro.
And now I'm kind of at a loss as to what is considered 'abstract'...
And I was wondering if any of you out there shoot abstract photos and would like to give me some pointers.

oh, and, before this is said, I did ask my teacher for examples and he just went into a rant about how I should know the difference between abstract and macro.

thanks guys!

« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 01:05:10 AM »

Abstract is taking an item and looking at it in a new and different way. For example, if you are taking a picture of a folding chair, instead of taking a picture of the whole chair, photograph just the hinge portion that makes the chair work. Or instead of taking a picture of a whole bicycle, photograph the chain wrapped around the gear. Or something as simple as a shadow cast on a wall or the interesting pattern in a sidewalk.  It's anything that represents the idea of the whole item instead of the whole item itself.

I hope that helps. And good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 12:44:32 PM »

Wow, maybe we have the same evil prof . . . how is it some people can take all the fun out of art  Cry My prof not only criticized me for not being abstract enough, he also basically called me a HACK for taking pictures of sculptures that I liked. . . .
Anyway, VenusRising, thanks for the info . . . abstract isn't my thing, but that gives me ideas.  And Kissbangdie, good luck!

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