My photography class started last week. This class is more of a creative class rather than a class on settings and how to shoot manual.
For our first class, we talked about some of the elements that make a good composition. We need to choose a genre for our photos and once we choose our genre, we cannot change it. Even though I have had months to think about which genre to choose (we were told this during the last day of the previous class I took), I still could not decide. I took a ton of photos the past few days while still thinking about a few genre possibilities (beach, flowers, plants, lines, architecture).
For our first assignment, we need to turn in just one photograph. I was up until 1 am Monday morning trying to finally make a decision on my genre and then trying to decide on which photo out of the hundreds I took to turn. On Wednesday, when the photo is shown in class, we will need to defend it while everyone else critiques the photo.
So, here is the photo I turned in. I decided on lines.
*Update July 1st: How my class went: I really enjoyed the variety of themes chosen by the different people in the class. I think I am going to learn a lot from everyone. I feel a little more relaxed now that I got my first photo out of the way. I received some nice critiques on my photo and my teacher said that my theme (lines in nature – had to make it a bit more specific) sounded like an interesting theme. Oh, and can you see a letter in my leaf photo? I didn’t notice it until my teacher pointed it out.