For this assignment, we were given the chance to photograph some idioms. For those of you who dont know what an idiom is, here are some examples of some-
And here is a website I got some of my inspiration from-
This site shows a ton of cool idioms, and I chose from this site when taking my pictures. I thought this one was cool because a lot of the idioms aren’t stuff you can get in one picture. Your going to have to use mask tools and bring other images into one. I thought that they were great photos, and wished that i had the recourses to do the same thing.
Here are my pictures-
This one is the idiom “lost your head”. I took this in the literal sense, not its actual definition. What it really means is to lose control of your emotions. I made a couple small mistakes, like when I was editing his head out. The carpet got blurred wrong when I made the image disappear. I also would have liked to have made his head more three dimensional. It looks relatively flat and out of place. Also the lighting in my moms office is really orange. But when I tried to correct it, it messed with the rest of the picture, which is good. So I decided to leave it alone.
For this picture I chose the quote, ” Having an axe to grind.” What this means is that you are angry with somebody. The little iron bar on the axe is a tool sharpener, which is what you would use to “grind” and axe. I think that it would have been better if I had used a more iconic sharpener. But I worked with what I had, and this is what I came up with. I took this picture hoping for a bright well lit photo. But it ended up being darker than I wish it would have been. But I like the way that the axe head kind of shines, it gives a person something to focus on.
This picture is of the idiom ” Rule of thumb.” What this quote means is a rough estimate. An example being ” As a rule of thumb, we move stuff inside most hurricanes.” A weird sentence yes, but I think that it gets my point across. In my living room we have a light on the ceiling that creates cool shadows across the ceiling. I tried to get a good photo with the lights but it was a lot more difficult to do when holding a ruler with one hand, and holding the camera in my other hand! I should have used a tripod with a self timer, I probably could have gotten a better picture.
For this picture I chose the quote ” Hit the books.” What it really means is to get studying, or to get to work. I chose the idea of hitting the book. It was kind of hard to do, because the book I chose, Mudgie and Milly. A lot of my pictures I got motion blur, because I was swinging the book. But I finally got the right settings, to get the picture without a ton of motion blur.
For this picture I chose the idiom “Knock on wood.” What it means is you knuckle tap wood to avoid bad luck. This one there wasn’t really an ironic way to photograph this, so I took a photo of me “knocking on wood!” Nothing really to say about this one, but I think that it would have been better to have used my door maybe, or something other than a wooden table.