I have to say I was a bit apprehensive about this assignment until I started to get into it. I’m not much of a photographer so configuring my phone and trying to find good content was a challenge. Secondly, the 20 minute time limit somewhat confined me to a specific area from where to shoot which had its negatives and positives. I decided to shoot in an area behind Willard Hall which had a mixture of wooded areas and the construction zone. On a positive note the wooded area with a long staircase provided a great source of lighting and shadowing. I think my first two photos in my set embodied this. Additionally the staircase allowed me the opportunity to create an unusual perspective. Also, the long railings which accompanied the staircase gave way to a cool convergence of lines. The construction spot also provided a few good photo ops. One in particular was the red Stop Sign net to the blue porter potty which I found a bit humorous and unexpected. On the way back to my dorm I saw the fire sprinkler system surrounding a doorway which proved quite a colorful contrast. I think this was probably my first photo out of the bunch. In the end I enjoyed this assignment although struggled a bit in figuring out how to embed the flickr album.
In looking over some of the other photos, a lot of the great photos were very simple at heart. If you look for it there can be great detail in small things. A great example was in one of Jeff’s photos which was simply a dog paw but the color and detail made it a great photo.