Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

Post by Tyler9000 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:00 am

Artistically, I sorta like the idea of a reverse-action shot. The scene is a city street, maybe outside of your house. You're completely in focus doing something ordinary but rewarding, while the people and cars passing by are all long exposures and are blurry and unrecognizable, hurried in comparison. Make the audience think a little about where they fit in the picture.

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

Post by jennypenny » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:10 pm

I like Tyler's idea ... showing you in your sanity bubble while the rest of the world scurries by.

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

Post by cbroenning » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:18 pm

Why not emphasize your priorities by taking a picture of here you spend the most time?

I consider that a much more potent picture than an image which portraits the ERE life's version of something which fits into an ordinary lifestyle, like a fridge. The former will highlight that it's about different norms, whereas the latter will give a distorted picture of ERE as it only shows a very small part of it.

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

Post by jacob » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:14 pm

All the pictures are submitted.

I thank you for all the fancy suggestions but keep in mind that I have/had a hard enough time keeping things in focus and/or upright.

I've spent my life mainly focused on thinking and I still do that even if I'm not working. That's hard to take pictures of. My particular lifestyle doesn't make for sexy imagery. I'm not living in a tiny house on a hill. I don't have a room containing only one mattress. I don't spend my days on the beach. There aren't any obvious differences between my life and "normal life" that noobs would instantly detect. Instead the differences between normal and my implementation of ERE are subtle and when differences are subtle it either takes an expert to recognize them or I have to exaggerate them put putting the differences in focus. So that's what I tried to do: Normal but different, or alternatively, different but normal.

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

Post by BRUTE » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:02 pm

pics or it didn't happen

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Re: Suggestions for [action]-pictures for newspaper article

Post by cmonkey » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:52 pm

+3 We need something to see :D

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