Photography assignment #1

I’m taking a photography course as one of my electives this semester. The first assignment was to take two photos: still life and headshot. I used my trusty Nikon Coolpix P7700 for the assignment. It took me almost an hour to complete the two photos. The assignment was due Thursday noon and I took the photos on Wednesday.

Still life photo: It only took me a second for inspiration to hit me. I was at home, looking at my surroundings, and figuring out how to stage the photo. When something clicked in my mind — I immediately grabbed my Instax mini 7s and put it on the TV glass stand. Why a TV stand? I love reflections shots, so I took advantage of our TV glass stand and the natural light (it was after 2 p.m.) from the window.

Still life

Headshot photo: It was 3:30 p.m., and I was on the bus figuring out how to stage the headshot photo. As I was walking in the skywalk to work, I stopped for a second and looked around me. It was almost 4 p.m., the sun was going down, the sun’s light was reflecting on a building which reflected on the windows of the skywalk. It was beautiful. I didn’t really care about the people who were walking around me — for me that was THE moment — so I looked around and smiled. At work, I asked my coworker to go with me to take her picture. I had to do it right away because I didn’t want to miss the light.

Headshot

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