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Mar 08, 2012 08:55 |  #1

I have an assignment for a photo of " Nothing " . And I have no idea whats about . Any ideas Guys .


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Mar 08, 2012 09:00 |  #2

A photo of a blue sky.
A photo of a blank wall.
A photo any politician.
Zoom into photoshop at 1600x, grab the screen shot. Its a photo of a few pixels.


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Mar 08, 2012 09:07 as a reply to gjl711's post |  #3

Well, assignments like that are usually to test your creativity and how you would portray the concept. So, using someone else's idea is getting around the idea of the assignment really. You need to develop your own style and visualisation as an artist.

In this case you could have an image of somebody, looking very small in the frame, in the desert, showing the vast nothingness he has to find a way out of (or simply a person in an otherwise whited out frame, to portray the same thing in a more abstract way).

It's to teach you to think what "nothing" means to you, it's associations and how you might portray that. There are countless ways to portray the concept of nothing if you put your mind to it.




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Mar 08, 2012 09:26 |  #4

Well thats what I was thinking of , but just wanted to make sure I am in the right direction.
Thanks for your replies .
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Mar 08, 2012 10:10 |  #5

How about a picture of an ATM receipt showing an empty bank account?


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Mar 08, 2012 10:51 |  #6

Scatterbrained wrote in post #14049501external link
How about a picture of an ATM receipt showing an empty bank account?

I sure don't wanna see that, :-)))))))


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Mar 08, 2012 10:55 |  #7

fotodof wrote in post #14049722external link
I sure don't wanna see that, :-)))))))

It's definitely an image with "impact".;):lol:


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Mar 08, 2012 11:14 |  #8

If you want a photo of nothing search out the HUBBLE Deep Field photo, that was a two week exposure on a bit of sky that was thought to be totally without light, it is shocking what was found, blows your mind.

Or the Background Microwave Radiation map, that also is a picture of nearly NOTHING, well a few moments after there really was nothing(Yes I know it was 300,000 years but on a cosmic scale that is a moment).

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Mar 08, 2012 12:01 |  #9

I have another idea. So many good ideas here but none are "nothing". They are all something that we are trying to pretend are nothing or more accurately, they are representations of emptiness. So in actuality, there is only one thing to do.

Turn in NOTHING.

When the teacher asks where your assignment is you can simply proclaim...

"I turned in nothing, therefore I am the only one in the class to have done so. All others turned in something which is not nothing. i am waiting for my A++ as I am the only one who understood the assignment."

Case closed. :):)


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Mar 08, 2012 12:40 |  #10

gjl711 wrote in post #14050072external link
I have another idea. So many good ideas here but none are "nothing". They are all something that we are trying to pretend are nothing or more accurately, they are representations of emptiness. So in actuality, there is only one thing to do.

Turn in NOTHING.

When the teacher asks where your assignment is you can simply proclaim...

"I turned in nothing, therefore I am the only one in the class to have done so. All others turned in something which is not nothing. i am waiting for my A++ as I am the only one who understood the assignment."

Case closed. :):)

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Mar 08, 2012 12:43 |  #11

empty shipping box?
empty mini warehouse?
how about a homeless person...lot's of 'nothing' symbolism there.


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Mar 08, 2012 12:45 |  #12

Interesting Ideas :)

My take - empty gift box - a box with "nothing" in it




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Mar 08, 2012 12:47 |  #13

turn in your project as an unformatted disk...let the professor figure it out.


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Mar 08, 2012 12:54 |  #14

gjl711 wrote in post #14050072 (external link)
I have another idea. So many good ideas here but none are "nothing". They are all something that we are trying to pretend are nothing or more accurately, they are representations of emptiness. So in actuality, there is only one thing to do.

Turn in NOTHING.

When the teacher asks where your assignment is you can simply proclaim...

"I turned in nothing, therefore I am the only one in the class to have done so. All others turned in something which is not nothing. i am waiting for my A++ as I am the only one who understood the assignment."

Case closed. :):)

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Mar 08, 2012 12:59 |  #15

gjl711 wrote in post #14050072external link
I have another idea. So many good ideas here but none are "nothing". They are all something that we are trying to pretend are nothing or more accurately, they are representations of emptiness. So in actuality, there is only one thing to do.

Turn in NOTHING.

When the teacher asks where your assignment is you can simply proclaim...

"I turned in nothing, therefore I am the only one in the class to have done so. All others turned in something which is not nothing. i am waiting for my A++ as I am the only one who understood the assignment."

Case closed. :):)

:lol:

Technically you're right. lol


- On the other hand..., its defiantly something to really think about; but as mentioned before, do some very very simplistic and do your own unique style of post processing and let us see!


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