February’s Assignment – The Eyes Have It
Recently, we’ve had you looking freshly at scenes using all of your senses, but primarily with just one; sight. Seeing is one thing mentally, but the origin of it relates to physical properties of both the environment and the body in order to sense light in our brains. So how is that we do this? The organ of our body most responsible is visual in nature, but rarely itself is the object or subject a photographer’s image. February’s assignment is to capture all that this beautiful and precious about our multi-colored-surrounded-by-white-with-a-dark-center windows to the soul with The Eyes Have It.
As with all of these monthly assignments, literal or figurative interpretations are encouraged. How does an eye “see” and how can you capture that? Is the eye your own or that of another person or creature? Are all eyes even animal versus vegetable or mineral in nature? How do – or what – emotions can be expressed in one’s eyes? Or what emotions you can evoke with an image of an eye? Perhaps the ultimate challenge for you is to approach a complete stranger and ask them if they’d allow you to get up close and personal with your camera lens to get a shot of their eye(s). Does the thought of this give you a shutter? Why not see where this takes you? My belief is that we all love a good challenge now and then.
Whatever you show us, show us your “eye” in the world of eyes.
• jpeg format
• 72 ppi
• 600 pixels on the longest side
• If possible, we’d love it if the images you submit have your name in the file name and include a watermark (that’s the “© John Doe” at the bottom of the pic). Please submit three to five images.
March 5, 2013
Email all images to Bob McGowan at email@example.com. Submitted images will appear in an online gallery on Paper Airplanes, RMSP’s blog on or about March 8, 2013. All images will be used in the online gallery for this specific assignment only and will be copyrighted to the photographer. An email confirmation will be sent once your submission is received. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.