Game Day: 8/5 Photo Assignment: Friendship

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  1. needhelp

    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    The quick-and-dirty…

    I have nine, weekly photography assignments to complete. Wanna tag along? You can do all nine or only the ones that interest you.

    I’ll post a “(date) Photo Assignment: ___________” on a Sunday evening and we’ll share our pictures the following Saturday morning at, um... 9am EST?



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    Where this comes from…

    My father-in-law, Dave, was a professional photographer in NYC back in the day. His forte was shooting ads. He refers to himself a “picture maker” not a "picture taker."

    He’s retired now and occasionally teaches a class at the local community college. I always have a digital camera in my hip pocket and snap a lot of pictures. In a not-so-subtle attempt to improve my eye, he recently sent me the assignments he gives his class. I’m on assignment #2.

    This week’s project, should you choose to play, is “Friendship.” I asked him to elaborate and he went mum other than to say “shoot anything but two people smiling at me.”

    Use a SLR, DSR, cell phone, professional equipment… whatever. It’s about creativity rather than quality.

    Let me know if you are interested.
     
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    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    The last assignment was "Find a face." I submitted three, but he liked this the best:

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    Good eye
     
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    Fun stuff!

    Face: the MacDonald coffee black lid does a great face, at the right angle. I saved a few to make a collage, at some point.

    I may have an entry for "friendship".
     
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    So... we have to wait until Sat. morning...:sweatsmile:
     
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    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    Yep. It's like waiting for a new pedal, huh?
     
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    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    Nothing came together for me with this assignment. I staged many photos, but this is my favorite for personal reasons. Helen lives at the retirement home that Matt and I visit on Fridays and is sharp-as-a-stick funny (she is the woman who shared the wise advice in my signature). Regardless, it doesn't feel like a Friday until we hang out with Helen. Matt is a novel unto himself.

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    These were my other choices. I look forward to seeing yours. Constructive criticism is appreciated.


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    Thank you. Your threads are awesome!
     
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    Beautiful.
    Old folks are great. They take every good thing you give them with grace. You seem to be a champ, dude!
    EDIT: old folks... hmm, I am almost there!


    I thought we were to post our own photo entries?
     
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    Here's some friends. My granddaughter and her dog.

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    Huh, this seems interesting. So you want US to take a pic and submit it here?

    So what, last Sunday's topic was reviewed today?
     
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    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    Correct. I'll post this week's assignment tomorrow and title it with the correct due date. Sorry.
     
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    You bet. I'd love to see your submissions.
     
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    I just came across this thread so I hope that you don't mind me posting an older photo. I promise to post fresher photos on future assignments. ;)

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    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    Interesting picture. It's unsettling, but maybe that was the goal? Maybe not, but it's thought provoking. I look forward to your participation!
     
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    It was shot in a cemetery for a reason ;) It has been suggested that shooting in a cemetery is disrespectful. However, this was shot is Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta and they invite tourism and even give tours. But, if any of the residents ever complain, I'll cease.

    What friendship could be stronger than that between a lover and her recently departed friend? Just my interpretation.

    My business card photo was also taken at that same location.

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    New-school on left, Old-school on the right.

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