Photo Safari


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I took all of these photos in the utility area of my basement. I thought’d be a good location for this assignment considering there is a variety of objects down there to take advantage of.

I decided to focus more on the tips we read and prepare each shot more than I would normally. I tried to pay attention to lighting and perspective, I think I got something decent going with the pipe and cable shots. I also found a mirror and had some fun playing around with that and a light bulb to create some neat abstract photos.

I found myself drawn to creating something unique in each of my pictures, I wanted each to be different than the last. Which is something I notice I do a lot in my other work, I can never stick to one style or subject. As much as I loved playing with light and blur to create surreal splashes of color, I am also attracted to symmetry and harsh angles. I think the two sides of my personality revealed themselves in this project, one calculating, rigid and exact, the other free-wheeling and avant-garde.

I didn’t take as many pictures as I wanted to because I spent a little longer on the set up (15 minutes sure does fly by), but I’d like to think that resulted in some more interesting photos.



  1. Give me more of a reflection about the photo safari. Reflection offers you the opportunity to consider how your personal experiences and observations shape your thinking and your acceptance of new ideas. I am having you do this to encourage you to explore your own ideas about a text, to express your opinion rather than summarize the opinions of others. Reflective writing can help you to improve your analytical skills because it requires you to express what you think, and more significantly, how and why you think that way.

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