Exercise: Evidence of action
Produce one photograph in which it can be seen that something has happened.
In some ways it was rather fortuitous that I broke the bust I’d used in Assignment 4 as it came in very handy to produce this image. A very co-operative ‘Oscar’ made the image sing, as I’d made quite a number of images without him and they just weren’t right.
I was looking forward into the next course DPP, naughty I know, but one of the skills there is to produce ‘real or fake’ images. This one fits that category as it’s attempting to show a real event, but it’s a faked scene, which is pretty obvious when you really look at it. But conveying a meaning through imagery isn’t a case of looking for something to happen, you’ll no doubt search for ever waiting for it to happen in real-life and it’ll never happen, or you’ll just miss it, so setting-up a scene that’s as near real-life as possible is the only alternative. To do that requires some skill and imagination, which I don’t claim to have as this image was, as I said earlier, fortuitous rather than thought up from nothing.