Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So Im taking a photography class this semester and our first assignment is to make a grid. This means that I need to take 20 pictures and make one 16x20 photo. The grid can be longitudinal, mapping, narrative or a collection of related images. So like a mapping grid would show what a person saw at every subway they went to in New York. A narrative of course would tell a story, so if your pictures want to make a certain statement about politics, or roles in society, discrimination, etc. A collection of related images can be one picture but taken at different angles that if put together can weirdly make that one picture. weird? Then you can also have a grid that just shows the same kind of things, places in italy, flowers, etc. But nonetheless, the grid should have meaning.

You first have to write a proposal. A proposal has your idea and what your statement is then the other half is how you think you will portray this. So if you want to talk about the enviroment and how much we waste. You can take pictures of all the plastic bags you see on the streets. Or take a picture of all the plastic you use in one day, etc.

Now you take pictures and make 4x5 pics and put them next to each other to make a 16x20!

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