For this exercise we need to choose a viewpoint out of a window this can be anywhere. We need to write down everything we can see, no matter how boring it seems or how detailed. We need to do this for about an hour.
My daughter goes horse riding every Wednesday and I usually wait for about an hour and a half for her to finish so I thought this would be a good opportunity to do this exercise. The riding stables are in a remote place in a small village called Ickleford so it would be interesting to see if anything actually happens. I pulled up for the lesson about 4:15pm and used my notes pad on my iPhone to make notes of what I saw. These are my notes –
*lots of cars on the main road leading to Ickleford
*A man and a dog, the man is throwing a ball the dog is chasing it.
*A girl and her mother pulls up next to me in a red car, the girl and mother gets out and goes to the club
*A few minutes later another car pulls up this time its a black car. A young woman gets out of the car and another man does too he opens the boot of the car and gets a dog out, the girl says bye to the man and walks towards the riding club the man heads down to the fields with the dog for a walk.
*A woman exits the club she is leading two horses down the path
* Man returns with the dog, gets into the car and drives off.
Our college notes ask us to consider a few areas after doing the exercise –
Can you transform this into a photography version?
Yes, I actually think it would make an interesting series of images.
Would you stay in the same place or get closer to things that you have listed?
Definitely get closer.
Would you choose to use your camera phone in order to be discreet or would you get your tripod out?
Well, one thing this course as taught me is not to be afraid to approach people to get the shots you want I think that by being discreet, I don’t think the series of images would work as well as if I actually approached the people.
Would it be better in black and white or colour?
I think that the series would work well in colour.
Would you include your list with the final images?
Maybe, I’m not too sure.