I mentioned yesterday that I went on another Photo Tour with Jennifer Costello, my new idol. (Is it weird I have an idol that I’ve met? It’s probably a little weirder that we’re facebook friends, so there’s a very slim chance she may actually read this someday. Perhaps I should delete these last few sentences.)
Anyway, the Photo Tour was Fundamentals of Photojournalism at Portland Saturday Market.
Apparently, photojournalistic style is exhibited through three shots: Photojournalistic Portrait, Details, and Big Picture/Environment (I don’t know if these are the correct terms, but it’s how I remember them). So, we were on a hunt to get these three shots to tell a singular story at the market.
My environment pictures need some work. I have a hard time making big pictures look interesting and not random. So, that’s what I need to keep working on. But anyway. I liked this sculptor guy. He made these cool little garden gnomes that look like whoever you want. While we were photographing him, he was sculpting a couple who were sitting across the way. They were very nice to let us impose on their sculpting session.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more from our excursion. Until then, here’s a black and white shot I really like:
As you can probably tell, the detail shots are my favorite.