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Ideas for theme

Postby puddingpop » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:36 pm

Hey Gals,
I need some help. My current class I'm in is in digital image management, during the course you're to build stock photo library that are themed. I turned my in my proposed themes in already. The instructor rejected my fourth theme which was black and white photography, stating this was effect not a theme. So now I'm back to the drawing table and having photographer's block :? The theme needs to be something I have easy access to do photo sessions with. For example my first three themes are food, nature and animals. I would do kids but mine are not here right now(and that's a whole other subject) and all my neighbors kids are gone too. I have to turn in a 10 photo set for each theme in a few days. Each week I will have to do this. Does anybody have any suggestions?

On the bright side I will be using LR a whole hell of a lot and learning new tricks for LR.
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Postby anxious-annie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:40 pm

I don't know what kind of equipment you have, or have access to, but maybe macro or abstract (or combo of both)? Then you can take photos of anything, even everyday items like flatware or buttons, etc, and just get really close to them and/or make them abstract.

ETA: or if that's not "theme" enough for him, go with the theme of everyday items! :D Glasses, flatware, towels, T.P., random stuff. If you get the compositions right they can still be really interesting.
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Postby Shellbelle4 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:44 am

How about "emotions?" - take pictures of smiles, frowns, tears, etc...

Or "Americana" - pictures of flags, hot dogs, the local Post Office, muscle cars, picnics, etc.

The Pioneer Woman has done themed series for the last six months or so - browse her photography section for some ideas.
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Postby Sara_B » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:15 am

You could do industry (machinery, equipment, etc) or, like pp said, abstracts. I'm trying to remember "themes" from my college photog classes, but am drawing a blank. I know we did abstract though.
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Postby puddingpop » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:28 pm

I'm thinking I'm going to go with abstract. Thanks ladies for the suggestions. :D I'll try to post some of photos for the class.
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Postby **Tasha** » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:54 am

How did it go?
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Postby puddingpop » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:30 pm

Hi Tasha,
Thanks for asking how it went. I turned in over a 150 images this last week. It took hours for me to figure out sub folders in LR and I'm still not sure how the heck I did it. Then after key wording all of my images, color coding them and the other requirements I forgot to do any editing :oops: So here are my top four picks for last weeks...unedited.

Animals Theme
The mate of punk duck bird I share a few weeks ago.
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The pond were the punk duck birds swim.
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Door jamb of a closed store in closed by town. Looks like it closed it's doors in the 80's.
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Food
Springs Rolls at a local Chinese restaurant. I got all sorts of crazy looks when taking these pictures :roll: This is one image I really wish I would have edited. This was my instructor's favorite even though it's cool and needs to be warmed up.
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Postby **Tasha** » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:50 am

wow. Those look awesome. Very, very good for SOC.

And I think I like the spring rolls the best too!!

I can totally imagine the looks you were getting. :lol:
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Postby puddingpop » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:46 pm

Thanks Tasha that means alot to me. I should post one of my assignments for this week.
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Postby blue-eden » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:59 pm

These are GREAT!!! Love the DOF you were getting, very cool!
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Postby **Tasha** » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:04 pm

Yes! Please continue to share!
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