I ran out of colors to photograph during the week. And then it snowed. It snowed a lot. It snowed for days. So, WHITE happened. Not Black & White, but textural, patterned, light-tinted yellow, blue, grey, pink white. I love the isolation of subjects and the stark interest created by photographing white on white on white... Here are a few favorites.
Here is the next series in the ColorColourLovers Instagram challenge, Orange! It seemed orange would be hard to find, but once we started hunting it was everywhere, and I didn't even get to the carrots...
Searching for green in my neighborhood last week meant kicking aside some snow, peeping for little peeks of earth and discovering tiny crocus shoots, running into friends to discuss the merits of painting doors green and thus feeling reconnected, and eating lots and lots and lots of green food. All good things.
Last week on the Instagram Color Colour Lovers challenge my task was all things PINK. There is very very little pink to be found in my house. As I captioned on one of my pink photographs "I only work in black, and sometimes very very dark grey." (I AM Batman.) The funny thing is, color pops up everywhere when you have your eyes open to it. Every time I spotted something pink my heart did a little somersault. Pink in all this dreary grey sky and slushy brown snow...I'll take it.
When I teach photography classes I always do a project-based lesson. It is one thing to sit in a hard chair and have formulas and light ratios and camera manuals and beautiful examples thrown at you just to go home and pick up your camera and say "wha?"
Each of my classes is based on a start to finish project involving story, composition, perspective, exposure, editing, saving, archiving, artwork creation, printing and displaying. Along the way, you actually master your camera and the art form and have something to show for it. Win win. One of my first project-based lesson results in a lovely color collage on a photo field trip, similar to this one.
If you are interested in joining one of my photography classes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I currently have a middle school group forming, a high school group, and an adult group.
After returning from a technicolor tropical paradise I am living in a cold, cold world covered in snow, everything around me is wet, white, mostly grey and sometimes icky brown and slick. I am craving warmth and color! I stumbled across this tumblr from Xanthe Berkeley and took her challenge to inject some color into my winter.
Here is one week of my hunt for RED RED RED. All iphone captures, keeping it simple and quick! I did take waaaaay more than 9 photographs, but this project (for me) was meant for a great little Instagram grid. :)