Today we were given our first task for concept and ideation, this task is to create a photo alphabet poster. The task involves looking outside to find naturally-occuring shapes which can be photographically framed as letters from the alphabet and to use Adobe Photoshop to put them into a poster, we also need to demonstrate our creative understanding of form, line, texture and colour. Although we have the option of working in pairs I have decided to do this task on my own as I am keen to see what I can create on my own.
I started this task by doing some research on photo-alphabets and found some useful insight and ideas at http://www.alphabetphotography.co.uk, http://www.pinterest.com/itsjustmejdp/alphabet-photography and http://kathystanczak.ca/alphabet.php. I found alphabetphotography.co.uk particularly useful as they offer a service where you type in your word and the site creates it from photos. I then started thinking about a theme for my alphabet. I came up with several plausible theme ideas, such as the beach, nature, trees, flowers and cars. I have now decided that my theme will be Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve with a general focus on nature. I chose this theme because I feel that I can get a good degree of diversity in the photos which should be more interesting to look at? If possible I would also like to include a photo that makes use of shadows, as I was particularly impressed with a photo I saw that used a door handles shadow to make a D.
I will be posting the finished poster as soon as I have finished it.