Margie Warrell’s article strongly encouraged her readers to have a “the glass is half full” outlook on life. Having an optimistic point of view benefits your health, wealth, and relationships. This is why it is important to get out of bed every morning and face the day with a positive mind set.
This photo shoot is all about portraying optimism and a lot of things signify happiness and positivity. Shooting against a light, bright background with even lighting and minimal or no shadows is going to be very important toward capturing the quality of optimism. The first thing I immediately thought of using as a prop were flowers in order to help reinforce the idea of happiness. Sunflowers are usually big, bold, and bright so I think that they will be the right match. Other possible props that would help to emphasize optimism are food dyes to brightly color the liquid and maybe even fruit – the way healthy drinks usually are. After all, Warrell does conclude her article by saying that exercise is key for a happy, healthier lifestyle.
For this assignment I will add multiple colors to the water and use multiple glasses to show different personalities.
Reading the optimistic article. I think my idea to show optimism will be surrounding a tall glass filled with liquid halfway in the center of the frame with multiple empty glasses laid down horizontal. This will give the idea that you should feel optimistic of what is to come. But i don’t know. I probably won’t do this idea lol.
THE IDEA THAT I HAVE IN MIND USING A DIFFERENT COLOR OF LIQUID, MAYBE USING KOOL-AID. ALSO ADDING SPARKLING WATER TO IT. I WAS THINKING OF LIGHTING THE GLASS FROM THE BOTTOM. HAVING A DROP OF WATER FALLING INTO THE GLASS AND PHOTOGRAPH IT AS IT FALLS, AND ALSO PHOTOGRAPHING AS IT LANDS OF THE WATER.
The word “optimism” derives from the Latin word “optima,” meaning the best outcome or belief in the greatest good. This is an example of an individual going into the direction of hopefulness and confidence about the future.
To represent the optimistic view of a half full glass, I would like to use a wine glass. A wine glass imitates the look of success, health, and wealth, because of its curves. The background should be light and bright to set the desired tone of the photograph. Props that can be used are fruits. Maybe a slice of lemon, a strawberry or pineapple can be placed on the rim. Fruits can also be placed inside the water. Cherries, raspberries or blueberries can be used. The rim can also be salted.
For the next shoot to represent the half full half empty glass i was thinking about using three one glasses one empty one half full and one full to basically show the different point of views.
For the next assignment, i will going to bring a jar glass because the jar have wide shape and has more empty space. I need that because to pour a colorful water as of showing my thoughts and current situations i have. I might going to bring two jar to show the differences. All the shots will be take with diffusion box because i dont need sharp shadows. The position of the glass i am not sure yet, but i might do some research before next class.
So todays article is more or less about having a positive outlook on life and different aspects of your life. Surrounding yourself with negativity is unhealthy and ultimately holds you back from progressing. Being optimistic will allow you mentally to have a “yes i can” attitude and not have anything hold you back from achieving what you want. Everything is a learning experience and its just going to make you better s go out and do it.
The idea i have for the next shoot is to basically dress two different glasses a way that reflects if they are optimistic or pessimistic. Its a perception more or less
See The Glass Half Full or Empty? by Margie Warrell was a very motivational read. Staying optimist in life is very important and it brings you a better life over all. From these seven tips Margie gave to us I want to have a well lit set. A bright defused photograph is needed to get the message of optimism across. Maybe trying to use more than one glass to show a difference and demonstrate a relationship between the two objects. The angle of the camera also play a role in creating the imagery to this article. I am excited to play around and see what turns out best.
In this article they were pursuing the positive side of life. The things they were stating that even though life can be difficult and sometimes its quicker to feel upset or sad about something, than feeling better about something. The idea I got from reading this article to show many lights, also light colors. Maybe sweet spring colors can show a vibe of something new, something fresh. Probably some sweet flowers in the photographs are great. Being positive is a beautiful thing and many people should feel that way. Another idea that can be photograph is to put food coloring into one glass and pouring it into an empty glass so this would mean to share the positive just like the article stated positivity is contiguous