Look at this “Photoblitz”

Hello, and welcome to my Photoblitz, started at 4:20-21 PM! The images are Imgur-embedded and contain their information in captions –

  • Get close! Photograph an ordinary object from as close as you can manage.
  • Texture adds a dimensional quality to photos, and changes with scale.
  • “Music is what feelings sound like.” Make a photo of something musical.
  • Someone else’s artwork in an interesting way to make it yours.
  • Glasses help many folks bring the world into focus each day.
  • Make a photo of a scene looking out a window.
  • The theme is red. Red hot? Red paint? Or something else? You decide.

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I actually got relatively far pretty past, though I found myself stuck on a few: especially the music one. As you can read from the posts below, I had to switch some around. I also had to resist running to the set of UMW’s current musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon, which will premiere this Thursday!

“Get close! Photograph an ordinary object from as close as you can manage.” Here is an image of a cobweb in the window. The sun just started to peek out of the clouds, and I managed to line it up right in the center. The other lines of the cobweb are probably what makes this my favorite image.
“Texture adds a dimensional quality to photos, and changes with scale.” This is actually a the seat of a chair. I tried to do it closer, but it blurred quite a lot and couldn’t focus. This distance is better, showing off the unique matrices and the crumbs, which look much larger with their own shadows. If one looks closely, they can see where the cushion curves.
“‘Music is what feelings sound like.’ Make a photo of something musical.” Beyoncé is god – there is a lot of musical fierceness to that statement. On such an elementary medium, its simplicity strikes pointedly. I’ll admit that this category is the hardest to find, and that this picture was originally for the “texture” category.
“Someone else’s artwork in an interesting way to make it yours.” Of course, ‘art’ includes writing such as scripts for plays. The highlight on Jared’s line in Body Awareness by Annie Baker next to a cup of soup was just too fitting. For the record, I don’t expect Panera soup to be gross!
“Glasses help many folks bring the world into focus each day.” Quite literal, but they certainly provide a certain amount of clarity and focus. Every pair is different: smudges and all. Mine have been a bit dusty all day from working in the scene shop. Observe how the lenses distort the view.
“Make a photo of a scene looking out a window.” This has the same view as some of my other pictures, except from a different part of the window. I enjoy the little arch and its reflection. I wish I could’ve leaned over the table to make it a bit more symmetrical, but it works!
“The theme is red. Red hot? Red paint? Or something else? You decide.” Big red button! These are instructions on how to use the air hockey table. I liked how glossy the button is, as well as the red carpet reflecting on the side of the table. Also, I encourage you to try to read the steps! Especially #4.
I finished with a few minutes to spare! The music and texture ones had me in a bit of a panic, though it all worked out in the end.
And here is the physical timestamp.

That was my Photoblitz! Overall, it was simple and not too stress-inducing despite the time limit. This activity lets you see what is around you, and I got to discover what lengths I would go to for a photograph. It is interesting to see what others view around them and to gain a new awareness for familiar spaces. I would certainly consider doing this activity again!