Class Assignment

The assignment was given:  “Color from Light.”   In the assignment we were encouraged to research several photographic artists as well as photograph a few images of our own that resonated “Color from Light.”

I have to admit that I struggled with this assignment; unsure of how to approach making an image that was totally dependent on the quality of the light used.  In my research,  an artist whose work I especially enjoyed viewing was that of Uta Barth. For more info, visit  Guggenheim.

One morning I went outside around 5:15 to discover a dense fog.  Contemplating how the fog affected the light source; thinking about the work of Uta Barth; and trying to fulfill my assignment, I captured these two images.

It was also interesting to view the work of the other students in the class.  Each student approached the assignment a little differently, using their own personal creativity.  One explored colored gels; another smeared Vaseline on a filter to emphasize color but not the object; and yet another found induced camera motion and colored lights to create interesting images.

I’m really enjoying the mental stimulation of being a student again.   Thanks Paducah School of Art and Alison Hahn!

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7 Responses to Class Assignment

  1. Marcie says:

    This sounds like such a wonderful class…encouraging creativity and forcing you to look at things differently. Love the resultant images – their color..and abstract quality. Great fun!!!

  2. Bo Mackison says:

    How creative. Love the idea that you aren’t learning about rules, but about seeing and experimenting.

  3. cara says:

    Sounds wonderful! Keep posting your assignments… I might live vicariously through you. I miss being a student too.
    I especially love your first shot with all the shades of yellow.

  4. Jagriti says:

    hey..how i envy you..! 🙂 wish i cud quit my job and become a student of this wonderful art..!

    i have one image which i think will fit into the assignment that you are talking about… i wud love to share it with you ~

    check out the third pic in the link ~

    http://a-kaleidoscope-rotated.blogspot.com/search/label/Letter%20game

  5. Anita says:

    What impresses me the most in these images is their excellent composition! Love them and the use of light!

  6. i love hearing how everyone approaches assignments differently. love your creative interpretation.

  7. wow, these are really cool. thanks for the links too, what a fun assignment!

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