Pick a word and shoot it

One of my favorite photographic challenges, particularly if I find myself wondering what to tackle next, is to pick a word.  One word.  And then go out and attempt to make an image that captures the very essence of the word.

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These photos represent, to me, the word subtle.

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It’s a helpful exercise to challenge yourself, or your photo friend, to take a predetermined number of photos that simply represent the chosen word.  Such exercises help you to see (see Ed’s earlier post) your environment in, hopefully, new and creative ways.

Here are a few words worth shooting: consolation, dissonance, gravitas, metaphor, missing, fractured, elevate…

What mood or feelings come to mind when you consider these words?  Let that mood, those feelings, marinate for a while and then go grab your camera.

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