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Apr 04, 2010 12:02 |  #1

long story short i need to create a creative image revolving around feet (feetfoot needs to be the main intrest/focus of the image). i was wondering if anyone could give me some examples or even suggestions of how to capture images of feet or a cool idea of an image.

my bday was yesterday was yesterday just turned 21! :D i got a nifty fifty, 85 1.8 and a 580exii. would love to use those lens's for the image, although FLASH IS NOT ALLOWED. no guidlines besides no flash and the main focus of the image should be the foot/feet.

suggestions/advice/exa​mple images would be much appreciated.


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Apr 07, 2010 10:42 |  #2

so, its kid's feet?
like have them all sit on a bleacher and focus on their shoes?
or perhaps go to the right or left of the line of kiddos and take a shot where you focus on the first set of shoes/feet while the others fade into bokeh?

hard to say, it sounds like a rather vague assignment lol




  
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Apr 07, 2010 18:02 as a reply to  @ Accessoire's post |  #3

thats my teacher for ya, i like the idea of having a line of ppl and focusing in on 1 shoe....thanks


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Apr 10, 2010 08:24 as a reply to  @ Octowl's post |  #4

feet are weird looking... how to get them to look pretty?




  
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Apr 10, 2010 15:43 as a reply to  @ platformnubz's post |  #5

thats what im wondering how to make an artistic/pretty foot picture. im stuck haha


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Apr 10, 2010 18:35 |  #6

could you paint the feet in different colors?
perhaps using some face paint?

you could paint them like flowers and "plant" the feet in rows in some thick grass
got a friend who can paint/draw?
thats just off the top of my head, Im sure there's better ideas out there =)




  
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Apr 10, 2010 20:41 as a reply to  @ Accessoire's post |  #7

i like the whole "planting" idea, im going to have to make a trip to hobby lobby. test my painting skills out. i appreciate the help and ideas. ill be sure to post back once its finished


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Apr 11, 2010 23:03 as a reply to  @ Octowl's post |  #8

Feet are a tough assignment, but not too difficult. Wedding photographers do it often with special, colored socks for groomsmen, and uniquely colored shoes for the bride. That is a trend I've noticed recently.

To me, there is a certain amount of innocence and levity with images of bare feet. I find shoes to be a symbol of constraint and adulthood. I think images of earth soiled feet can convey a certain amount of lightness and fun that is almost universal and very powerful.

Paint would be interesting, but be careful not to make the imagine contrived. I think what makes feet a compelling subject, to me, is the context in which they are captured and the message that that interaction conveys.

Here is an example I took a few days ago:
http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157623699984473/ (external link)

And here is another example from the same set. I don't like this one as much, but, compositionally, I was going for the angles made by the foot and the towel:

http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157623699984473/ (external link)


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Apr 12, 2010 14:19 as a reply to  @ julian.shelton's post |  #9

i took one yesterday, its actually due in the next 40 minutes so this is what im turning in...

IMAGE: http://i42.tinypic.com/9hhmwl.jpg
i know its not completely in focus but it was super bright out and wasnt able to tell until i got in my room and it was pitch black. either way this will have to do. ill get an A. just probably not on POTN haha.

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Apr 13, 2010 16:28 |  #10

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4477509980_0b7daa5a29.jpg

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Apr 13, 2010 20:38 as a reply to  @ nwuj's post |  #11

why must you make mine look horrible compared to yours :( ? haha j/k.


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Apr 14, 2010 04:01 |  #12

A baby foot would also get you extra "aaaahhh" factor :-). It first sounds very uninteresting, but if you think about it there are hundreds of stuff you could do. From multicoloured feet and/or toes to a nice stiletto slipped slightly off the foot. A Cinderella type shot will work as well. Children runniong barefeet in rain. A foot sticking out of a bath tub (full of bubbles). Etc. Etc. Etc.




  
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Apr 15, 2010 02:34 as a reply to  @ ns@flowcentric.net's post |  #13

If you want to be a little funny/whimsical about it, copy an idea I shot about 25 years ago - it was a picture of a blue tile next to the shallow end of a swimming pool that said 3' (3 feet). Around it were my 2 feet, and one friend's foot (3 feet), shot straight down from eye level. I don't have a digital of it (it was shot on 35mm and I never scanned it), but you get the idea. :D


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Apr 15, 2010 11:00 |  #14

Veemac wrote in post #9998385 (external link)
If you want to be a little funny/whimsical about it, copy an idea I shot about 25 years ago - it was a picture of a blue tile next to the shallow end of a swimming pool that said 3' (3 feet). Around it were my 2 feet, and one friend's foot (3 feet), shot straight down from eye level. I don't have a digital of it (it was shot on 35mm and I never scanned it), but you get the idea. :D

HAHA that's awesome


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Apr 15, 2010 15:23 |  #15

How about a horizontal shot of a pair of feet walking by? You could get a little bit of motion blur to make things interesting. A ground level view would be nice.


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