Following our small format class we now have a Multimedia class that focuses on the aspects of shooting video and using audio. This is extremely different from photography, in my opinion, however these two mediums put together can create a wonderful and powerful story. Our first assignment was to capture audio of 5 strangers asking them one question each and to get three photos of them. After that we are compiling the audio and images to make a 1 minute slideshow in a Premiere. I'm excited to begin testing new things using audio and video because I may end up loving it. Below are photographs of some of the strangers I interviewed.
Our second to last weekly had to capture America in one picture since it took place over the weekend of the 4th of the July. I went camping with one of my good friends and unfortunately there wasn't a huge display of fireworks so I couldn't get the typical shot for my project. So I found a stranger near my campsite that was wearing cool American flag sunglasses and I instantly knew what I was gonna get my picture of. I got some sparklers, she lit a cigarette and put on her glasses and there it was--my picture! I messed around with my two flashes, that were off camera (like that usually are) and finally got a good shot with good exposure and with a good moment.
Our next weekly assignment given to us in my small format class was to capture a street scene with one face in it. We had to be creative, create an interesting composition and capture a story within the image. The image above isn't the image I submitted for my assignment, I debated for hours between this one and the other one, but I still love this image. I like the levels in it between the three men, two smoking their cigarette while the other guy on the right has his between his fingers on his knee. They barely knew each other (I watched the one in the middle light his cigarette and the other two join him for a smoke break) and I found it very cool that the three of them could enjoy each other's company, without knowing each other, while smoking a cigarette.