L is for my line addiction.
I took a cinematography class so that I could properly communicate with camera people when directing a film. Although I’m not intimidated by the technical, sometimes mathematical aspects of photography, I’m not particularly fond of them. But ironically, the more artistic your shot, whether still or moving, the more it requires technical knowledge.
How to create, adjust, compensate for light. Depth. Space. Line. Tone. Numerous other factors figure into your visual design.
I had no idea.
The cinematography class opened my eyes, both literally and figuratively. I learned about converging lines and how they create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional space. I probably shouldn’t, but I call that the triangle tip.
While playing around and capturing images on my cracked phone, I began to take interest in triangle tips that had nothing to with actual triangles. In time, lines led to me seeing and capturing shapes, then patterns of shapes.
1. The tallest escalator I could’ve imagined transports you to the earth’s core, otherwise known as the A train on 181 st. in New York. The most surreal aspect was finding myself utterly alone in the space. Then again, it was 3 a.m.
2. The sandy color and the brush of palm tree was enough for me to imagine an Egyptian pyramid.
~ Part of the A to Z Challenge ~
A post a day except Sunday for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Events always real, names always changed.
Cathartic Monkeyism returns in May.
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