As an open course participant – (I like to think of it more as my personalized learning path) – I am not following the Noir section assignments, but am taking advantage of being able to create my own learning path based on interests and choice. Here are some Noir inspired pictures of mine as my application of the safari assignment. Rather than embed large Flickr stored photos, I dropped them into a Google Slides format to share. Any feedback as a reader as to whether this is effective in how you view would be appreciated. Do you like to scroll or would you rather have it transition as a slide show and be able to click through as you would like?
The safari challenge was:
- Complete a Photo Safari: In which you take a series of pictures this week to capture at least five of the following Noir elements (tag:noirsafari):
- dramatic use of distinct shadows
- lighting from one side
- off-kilter or unusual camera angle/framing
- the “Venetian blind” effect — using some repeating geometric shadow across a shot
- sense of drama and/or moodiness
- characters captured in a tableau suggesting an intense, fraught moment
- urban nightscapes
- the grittiness of built environment (building, streets, etc.)
- a NoirCat
From the photos I have included some of the set ups are missing. The plus of the Google slide show is that I can add photos without having to republish or alter this blog post. As I get feedback from others – I can add or change the photo sequence and selection.
Leave a thought or comment.