For my first experimental shoot I took a poem to test out on annotating with pictures and using the poem to find different bits of imagery and make that into a shot. The poem I chose is one that I found on line after simply typing in ‘Nature Poems’ and this is what I found.
nature is full of colors with beautiful scented flowers if your’e in a forest or a park its nice even in the dark
nature is full of beasts and birds with so many shrubs and ferns its mountains are very high they almost touch the sky
nature has its deserts and nature has its plains at times its sunny sometimes it rains
nature is so pretty and bountiful with snow covered peaks and sounds so beautiful when people destroy nature, remember we need nature for our future.
I took this poem out with me during my shoot and using the different lines and stanzas I made a variety of different images that would hopefully annotate the different lines from the poem.
After I shot these pictures I then tried to enhance their meaning and their relation to the poem by using photo shop to edit them. I think it is good to use photo shop in images in shoots as you may find something after the shoot that you don’t like or want to change and you can usually do this on photo shop.
The lines are very descriptive in the poem so it was easy to get pictures from it and because I did my shoot in a park it was easy as I had all the nature around me to work with. The only thing I would say I had problems with in the shoot is the different weather climates that are mentioned in the poem, I couldn’t do pictures for these as it was so sunny. If I end up doing this poem for my final poem then I will have to make sure that I try and take pictures in the location I chose more than once so that I can get a picture for each of the different climates that are mentioned in the poem for example I will have do a location shoot in the rain and in the dark as well as a sunny day as this is what is mentioned in the poem.
From the time and the weather situation I had I tried to take as many pictures as I could that would match most of the poem. I have included a before and after of the pictures that I took and then edited which I thought matched the poem well.
This experimental shoot helped me to understand how to get the right images from text and looking at a poem. I now understand how to come up with different ideas from a poem and how I can create different images from just one set of words or just one line from a poem. I found my shoot to be really successful and it really helped me know the sort of route that I want to go down for my final shoot which is nature and landscape photography as you can get so really good images from it as they are all very natural and you can get so many different images from just one outside place. From the photo shop experiments that I have carried out during this shoot then the elements and the tools that I have used to change the images, I would use them again in my final shoot as they helped me make them better and change things that I maybe didn’t like or thought could be better.