On the run up to the first assignment for The Art of Photography, I’m looking around at as many blogs as I can find relating to the first assignment to see what others have been doing. It seems that there is a core of contrasts that are used very frequently. There are also notable absentees from the pairs available to shoot. Currently I’m thinking of including those little used pairs to find out why they have been neglected. Are they too difficult, harder to make work? My initial thought is that that is unlikely as most of these contrasts were/are created more or less equal. People are not imaginative enough? Again, unlikely. Due to the amount of people taking this course and assignment, there are wide gamuts of thought processes going on. They’re certainly not copying each other so what can it be?
My list of ‘least used’ contrasting pairs is this;
Black/White (seems really unlikely but has shown up very little in my searches. Maybe people think it is going to be too clichéd)
It will be interesting to see if I get stuck trying to demonstrate these. I may find out just why they are seldom used in the assignment! Still, better to have tried etc….