Hold on to your lens caps folks, we are going to try something different this month in the photo challenge. It is a challenge that requires TWO images. The idea is to take a photo of an image and then in a second photo abstract the original. The actual object in the photo can be of anything you like. We are looking at figurative painting this month in the Picasso challenge so if you like you could tie into that theme and take a body part shot (no blatant nudity please). You could also make use of a mannequin or statue ,whatever inspires you is cool, it doesn't have to be a body shot. The term Figurative actually applies to any object not just the human form, as is commonly thought, The exercise is mainly an exploration of the contrast between realism and abstraction, allowing for two diversely opposed perceptions of the same object.
Ways to abstract the second image could be by such means as:
-photoshop (ie alter colour, focus, saturations, cropping etc…)
take a second shot but alter angle, lighting or distance (ie macro shot)
Go wild. When you post your results, we ask that you post both of the shots, the original one and
the abstracted one. Hence the name “Take Two”. Thanks to Nicole there is now an Image Editor tab on the header of the site that some
of you may want to play with for this challenge. Have fun!!!!