Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Photography Class #5

This was my submission on Monday for the texture assignment. I think it went over okay. Class covered composition and the rule of thirds. If you are interested in learning more about those, let me know and I will post on it.

I think I hurt the instructor's feelings. He takes us outside at the beginning of class to take pictures. First, let me say, I love taking pictures, but when it's a subject I really don't care about, I get bored easily. I mean really, I can only take a picture of a classmate so many times. I take a couple pictures, get the concept he is trying to teach and want to move on. So, Monday we were outside learning how to do a silhouette. Cool, got it. Then I was just standing there. He asked, "Why aren't to taking pictures?" I responded, "What's the purpose?" If you could have only seen his face. Don't think he was expecting that response.

Okay, so maybe that was a little harsh. But come on. I wasn't the only one just standing there. About an hour later, he let us take a short break. As I was walking out of the classroom behind him, he stopped me and said he needed to ask me something. "Do you not like my class?" he asked. "Are you not enjoying it? Cause the looks on your face during class sometimes seem to say you're not caring much for it." So I guess my "I'm bored, let's move on look" is not so subtle. I told him that I liked his class very much and he was doing fine. I told the husband I should have just told him, "Dude, I'm just a B****. It's nothing against you." But I guess that would have really thrown him for a loop!

So now that I have crushed the instructor's confidence, I am off to work on the next assignment. We are to compose a picture with "leading lines". I have an idea of what I want to do, now if only I can get it to turn out. Wish me luck!


kdwhorses said...

Great photo!

Oh poor little guy! his class is his world and you crushed it! LOL!

You should have told him that you were a b and had the camera ready to take a "raw" expression photo! He he he!

Okay so we are not right in the head!

Good luck on your next photo!

Linda said...

What's the rule of thirds? Not the husband wife and Mother in Law I hope!
What's leading lines too?
I do know what you mean by being bored with a certain subject, maybe that's why I haven't pursued going to an actual class but take mine vicariously through you:)

ladyfi said...

LOL! I used to say stuff like that all the time when I was at school.

What are leading lines .. sounds vaguely theatrical?

And I just love the texture of the plant you took!

Train Wreck said...

Well obviously you are an advanced student. Maybe you should wear your tiara to your next class!LOL!! I was the same way in my high school art class. It wasn't that I thought I was better than the others, I just knew what I wanted to learn, I wanted to go forward not play with playdoh! Keep it up, your talent will always show through!

Lil Mama said...

Don't worry on it to much, somtimes being blunt is the best approach. Mabey it will kick start Mr. Teacher man into coming up with somthing more interesting to teach the students who are to scared to tell him they're bored.

J and J Acres said...

Aww... sometimes I don't realize how VERY clearly my facial expressions give away my mood or attitude. I'm sure your teacher wants to keep everyone engaged, and you're just an overachiever!

Paige said...

I love the colors in your texture shot.

I know the rule of thirds, but am not sure what the leading lines are. Lets hear about that.

I had the same problem in my photoshop class---pick it up dude, I have things to do!