Calling all humans
Join us in participating in our new photo project #isolationphotoproject. We're going to give you daily prompts to help get those creative juices flowing. You don't have to be a photographer just have access to any kind of camera. Phones will do. Be creative or be literal but take a moment from your chaotic day to engage with the spaces around you...see it in a new light (this is a pun, I promise).
Check out our Instagram 'Stories' for some tips and creative advice for each prompt. We will feature your photographs on our Instagram daily (and credit you) and also collate every image to our online gallery.
It is FREE to participate. We just want to stay connected with our beautiful art community. If this all goes well we may start a slide show in our physical window gallery for people in isolation walks.
Photos will be added to our digital gallery (AEST) every evening where possible
Today's prompt is 'broken'. A little more of an abstract idea today so interpret how you feel. We can look at the physical broken, things are getting overused and breaking during this time but we can also look at concepts of broken. Broken routines, broken thought patterns, broken ideals, broken structures. Not giving too many tips today because i want to see how you interpret the prompt.
Today are looking at things that are 'Out of Place'. By this we mean something does not fit within the scene. Everything else should make sense except this one thing or things. It could be as simple as a break or mistake in a pattern or an object placed amongst others in an unusual setting. Out of Place could also be a feeling or sense of being.
Texture today! Texture and lighting go hand in hand. Really hard lighting will highlight your texture and bring depth to your photograph. We want to be able to feel the texture just by looking at it. Again check your compositions. A good tip for composition today is to try an open crop. So this means we can't see the edges of the subject, fill the whole frame with the texture. We don't necessarily want to be able to identify what the texture belongs to.
When we think of still life images we think of platers and fruit and vases and draped fabrics and at times skulls. These were painted and photographed to show life's riches. We are in such strange times that it is easy to overlook our own riches.
Look at the clusters of objects around you that tell stories and define you.
Think about the term Still Life independently. Don't forget your lighting and interesting compositions.
Also consider the French, Nature Morte, translating to dead life, or dead nature. Don't forget to hashtag #isolationphotoproject and @ us @noir_darkroom . It's easier for us if you DM images directly. Today we will repost in clusters rather than all at once due to the sheer volume.
Focus on light, especially natural light and the way it moves and morphs through spaces. Illuminated things are usually backlit or lit from within. Some illuminated things are literally glowing. Whilst others are things really well lit amongst darkness or duller light sources.
Focus on the way light moves over time and through spaces. Golden hours are a good time to look for illumination as light spills through windows and crevices causing things to emit a golden glow. Natural light is amazing but can be really momentary so its important to be present within the moment. Feel free to also experiment with artificial light sources.
And finally remember to be creative. You don't simply have to snap an objective photo of the thing. Move around, get close, abstract, look from above, look from below.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Remember to @ us @noir_darkroom and use the hashtag #isolationphotoproject so we can see it and add it to our socials.