HOW TO SHOOT CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY

HOW TO SHOOT CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY


what is up everybody welcome back to the show right now we are in the middle of Photo Assignment #6 which is photo sequences there’s been a few submissions so far but this is a tougher assignment and I want to talk about that some more today this is very different than the other stuff that we’ve done the last photo sent was called “Red” and red is a very interpretive subjective term you can kind of interpret that how you want and it works this assignment is very different because it deals with conceptual photography and so I want to talk about that today I am going to share a couple entries for photo assignments that have come in so far that I think are particularly good and I want to walk you through the process of actually doing one of these someone asked me in a comment off the last video if I would show my process and how I work and so I’m going to share a little bit of that with you today so let’s first of all talk about photo sequences and conceptual photography in the last video one of the photographers that I used to illustrate this idea of the photo sequence was a gentleman named Duane Michals who is an incredible photographer he is known as a conceptual photographer this is a movement of art that started in New York really around the 1960s still continues today but what is conceptual photography what does that mean obviously there’s a concept but what does that mean beyond that and really it’s quite simple all it means is there’s an idea that permeates and in the idea of conceptual photography it’s something that outweighs any of the aesthetic choices but you know you can have both if you want but it means there is a solid idea that functions to give continuity to the work of art or in this case the sequence of photographs and that idea I believe works best when you can introduce some kind of element of surprise something that is unexpected that’s what ends up giving it a lift sometimes this can be humorous sometimes it can be serious but it’s something that is unexpected so for instance if we look back at one of the photos sequences that I showed you last week just to remind you this is a photo sequence of Duane Michals and a friend of his eating at a diner and it’s a fairly mundane thing we’ve all done it so what’s different about this well they’re very animated they start laughing and at one point Duane Michals starts talking and he starts boring his friend who falls asleep on the table eventually they get up and leave I think that falling asleep on the table to introduce the idea of boredom is that element of the unexpected that gives that photo sequence a lift otherwise it’s not as exciting it’s not as interesting and I think thats a really important function of this and so this is something that’s really important to consider and I think the hardest place that people try to start is how do you come up with ideas so where do ideas come from this is the six million dollar question there are thousands of books written on this subject and there are thousands of gurus out there that want to tell you how creativity works and you follow them and their guidelines and all you know the only thing that I could tell you in all of my years of experience in this is the people that have known and who I’ve worked with and what works for me is that everyone is different and it’s going to be different for everybody how they arrived at the end with an idea and how that comes to them now I will say one thing that I have noticed that creativity is like going to the gym when you’re going to the gym regularly and you’re exercising regularly you feel good it’s satisfying to go and you feel like you’re in a good place and the one or two weeks you stop exercising it’s really hard to get back into it and you have no strength I think creativity works the same way in our own minds when you’re used to doing it and you’re in that groove it’s going to flow more naturally than when you skip out on it for a couple weeks then try and come back to it so sometimes it’s a matter of warming up being patient with yourself and getting back into it now I personally think that ideas are everywhere and right now we’re talking about the photo sequence so a photo sequence has to have generally speaking some kind of action something that happens so what is that that happens now I’m going to do one with you guys today right now it looks like rain outside so that’s probably not a good idea to want to go shoot out there so I’m going to stay in so it’s going to be something that’s the studio thing so what do I have around the house that’s an idea and here’s where it gets complicated because most people don’t recognize ideas because they seem boring or mundane or just not interesting and most of these are so if I consider things that happen around the house okay setting the table making dinner doing the dishes doing laundry those are all mundane things but what is that one element of surprise that could lift one of those those those actions into being something that is interesting so for instance I was thinking about this earlier when I was in college I can’t tell you how many times I would buy a pair of jeans and then throw it in with a bunch of whites and my laundry and everything would come out blue so there’s an idea for maybe a photo sequence if you could photograph that right now that’s not what I’m willing to do today but I was thinking about this the other day and I live in Texas and it’s really hot here in the summer and a couple years ago I went to this big phase where I would stay up late at night because it was cooler and inside and I did this botanical study so I shot a lot of flowers a lot of organic objects and I thought you know based on the work that I did with that years ago maybe there’s something I could do where – the first thing comes to mind is like a time lapse of a flower blooming right well that’s a little plain but I can tell you one thing that happens around my house is my cat Judy eats flowers in fact we can’t have nice things here they always had to go up high and hidden because she will devour them when they’re out so maybe I could incorporate that and that could be my element of surprise so with that in mind let’s take this to the next step and start sketching this out a little bit okay so the first thing I’m going to do is sketch out my ideas onto a storyboard now I have the worst drawing skills in the world that is not the point the reason that I’m doing this is one for efficiency I want to make sure that I do this with as few images as possible i think this is really important you see a lot of people try to do this with way too many images and it’s just too much to try to look at for the viewer and so I really want to be economical with this if I can do it in four images great and if I need more frames than I can add them on from here the other thing I want to start to think about is just visually do I have enough continuity going within the scene and that’s really important so for instance in my case we’re going to start with the four squares here and I want the first frame obviously to be the the flower before it blooms so it’s just budding so that’s one thing I want to go get when I do my props i’m not going to actually sit here and wait weeks on in for a flower to bloom we want to get this done fairly quickly so I want to make sure I have enough to work with the same flower that’s not quite bloomed yet and blooms so first one it’s not blooming the second one I’m going to go ahead and show that the flowers bloomed and then the third frame I think is the place to introduce the cat which is what this little bad drawing is supposed to be that’s supposed to be Judy and she’ll be devouring this somehow I’ll have to wait and see what happens that image will probably have to improvise a little bit because I’m dealing with the cat on this and then finally in the last image I definitely want the flower pedals but I think we’re going to need the stem also to show now what’s interesting about sketching it out is I’m already starting to think in terms of what angle am I going to shoot this from because I can’t have those flower petals just floating in the air obviously and I’m not shooting a bird’s-eye view of this so probably what I’m going to do is go at a 45-degree angle so I can cheat that a little bit and I can just have them scattered in the background so it looks fairly normal so that’s why I’m sketching this out that’s the only reason so I start to think about those things a little bit start to do some problem-solving you make sure I’m being efficient now let’s go get some supplies [Music] for better or worse, I now have a photo sequence is it the greatest thing ever made? no it but it’s a starting point and it’s something that makes me want to work on it some more I mean what you saw was literally about an hour and a half and that included setting up my lights and actually going up to the store getting some props and go and that was an hour and a half complete and so I didn’t spend a lot of time on that but one thing that helped me was the fact that I sketched those ideas out beforehand now I do want to say this that a lot changed when I started photographing when I got to the camera I realized that the flowers that I got were really pretty small and I wish they were a little bit bigger I also realized they were yellow and I envisioned them being on a white background and that didn’t read so I needed to change my background to black so there’s going to be a lot of decisions and a lot of things that you change when you move to the camera away from the stick figure stuff but at least that gave me a concept I knew what I was going for and with conceptual art or conceptual photography the whole aesthetic of that or the whole idea that is that the concept is more important than the aesthetics so once you get that and you’re trying to get both then it gives you a starting point is all I’m trying to say and it gives you an idea and I knew what that element of surprise was going to be and that actually came off pretty easily so I hope that helps you guys I want to talk really quick about two submissions that I got this week that I think are really really good I’m going to make one suggestion on each of these this is a little bit critique-y but there is one thing that can be changed in each of these to take it from being really really good to really exceptional and so this first one was sent in by Jim Garlock and I think it’s fairly self-explanatory what this sequence is but this is his son who was begging to eat a lemon and much to his surprise it was not nearly as tasty as he thought it was going to be as you can see by the facial expressions and I think this photo sequence is incredibly beautiful it’s a cute kid it works really well its got dynamic emotions it certainly has the element of surprise that’s there the unexpected at least for the kid I think it’s great my only complaint – my only criticism that I would give to this image is there are too many photos you have to remember that when people experience a photograph it’s not like a movie even though we’re doing a sequence and it starts to feel like a comic or a storyboard or something like that people are going to give much more time and attention to motion picture if they’re into it than they are a group of photographs and so I think right now there are too many images here and you could narrow it down to four of the best and tell the same story into it much more effectively and you also remember when you’re giving people a bunch of images that’s a lot of information that somebody has to grok and so I think it’s really important to keep that as simple as possible but anyway other than that I think this is outstanding this is exactly what we’re going for on this just make it fewer images the second example I want to show you submitted from a gentleman named Wo Ow which I doubt is his real name but I really love this image sequence now unlike all the things we’ve been talking about were a conceptual photo sequence deals with some kind of action this one does not it has a concept but it’s not an action there’s nothing moving here but you could probably tell what this is this is basically the common thread here is the red chair in each image but its showing generations of a family and I think the key image here is the one with the photo on it because you realize it’s somebody who’s not with us right now but it shows that lineage and I think this is really strong and I think it really dials in together now the way you presented this was in this comic strip kind of format where it was columns and rows – this is real nitpicky and you may have done that because you submitted on social media and you’re trying to maximize your space which is fine but I would display this all in one row and it’s just a few images I would put them all on a horizontal row I think they just need to be read like that I think when you start making the I wander it takes away from the simplicity of this but I think this is really beautiful it’s really well executed and my god what a great idea doing something is generational like that and that’s a very different spin on all this concept stuff we’ve been talking about so anyway I hope this helps you guys we’re going to take the entire month this month for this photo assignment it’s hard I understand it’s probably a way of thinking and a style of photography that most of you guys are not used to dealing with and so we’re going to take it slow if you guys have any questions please leave me a comment on this video and as always if you’ve enjoyed this please remember to like it share it and subscribe to the art of photography for more videos – I’ll link up to the entire Photo Assignment playlist if you’re just now coming into this and you have no idea we’re talking about these are these will biweekly challenges that we do and I will link up some videos that you can watch here until the next one I will see you guys then later

100 thoughts on “HOW TO SHOOT CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • April 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    More info on Photo Assignments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB0rtvtmdF8&index=7&list=PLGEE7pGLuppQQHQEGclQqCYSz6aJU8Uof

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  • April 11, 2017 at 3:16 pm
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    Hey Ted, I just started your photo assignments and am absolutly loving them! You deserve way more than 300k subscribers.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm
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    hundreds of men in the US this month:
    "hey! honey, I bought you some flowers!….
    hmmm? where?
    uh oh…the cat/dog ate them!"
    😀

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  • April 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    Thought on the "red chair" sequence. Are they three people from three generations or the "same" person over time?

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  • April 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm
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    thanks for not going to Walmart! oh and thanks for the video too hah

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  • April 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm
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    Hey Ted, great channel. Could you please teach us conceptual photography using one single photo? (e.g. at studio)

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  • April 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm
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    I appreciate your videos Ted, always on the mark, a BIG THANK YOU!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm
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    another great video !

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  • April 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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    Great tips. I was wondering how to get started with this 🙂
    FYI, don't try your flower photo idea with your cat using lilies. They are highly poisonous to cats. Like, totally fatal in hours poisonous.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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    I got it. I'm so glad you did this. This is hard. I mean my red submission was ok but this is like next level hard. When you walked through yours mine hit me. I'm gonna need a few tries to get it right. Thanks for the extra time 🙂

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  • April 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    First, I love your videos, your love of photography and your generosity. Next, how does one submit an entry to your assignments? Thank you!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:13 pm
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    Duane Michals' friend in the restaurant photo sequence is the actor Joel Grey remember the movie "Cabaret"?.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:17 pm
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    talks about photo sequences, does a video sequence…

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    That was really helpful. Seeing you go through the process and discuss your thinking is a great video to make for each of the assignments. Best channel on YouTube as always.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    Oh? This is a month long assignment. sweeps the last submission under the rug

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm
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    This is a great tutorial Ted! 🙂 I need to try this!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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    like storyboarding your photography

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  • April 11, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    Simple example but it made me laugh 🙂 certainly enjoyed it. Thank you.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm
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    Until what day I have to send photoss for this assigment?

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  • April 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm
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    +theartofphotography I did a sequence, not sure if I submitted it correctly. I assume just tagging on Facebook should work? How else can I submit?

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  • April 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    Please more of this projects from you. Sometimes real exsamples say more than words. Like your work, realy inspiring.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    I never thought of creativity as being a skill that you can train yourself to be good at. There are many other "Feelings" I felt were learned skills (confidence being one of them), so thank you for making me realize that creativity is one as well. I'm going to remember that the next time I have trouble thinking of something to create.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm
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    Wow, this is a great assignment even if it has made my not so creative brain bleed!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm
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    Interestingly I loved the empty frame in photo sequence. It's the one which got it interesting for me. Their absence emphasised the moments they we present

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  • April 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm
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    Interestingly I loved the empty frame in the photo sequence. It's the one which got it interesting for me. Their absence emphasised the moments they we present

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  • April 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm
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    Cute kitty. Glad you didn't pick the lilies. I found out the hard way that they are toxic for cats. Let's just say it turned out to be a very expensive Valentine's date at the Vet clinic…

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  • April 11, 2017 at 8:20 pm
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    good God! those are some horrible examples of conceptual photography. conceptual photography is based on expressing an idea, an abstract idea, or a message that you want to tell the world. just stick to street photography. I will try to find some actual conceptual photographers work and provide a link to their work once I get home.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm
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    300k subscriptions lets go!!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    Hi Ted this is my first time trying the photography assignments and i was wondering, i have a sequence of images i shot during a photoshoot i completed a few days before you announced the assignment and i was wondering if they are ok to submit ? I have yet to do the post processing on them but i have an idea of how i want the sequence to go. Would it alright to use them for this assignment?. I'm a big fan of the show and when i started looking into photography your videos gave me a lot of direction starting off my photography portfolio and career. heres to the soon to be 300k subscribers.
    Catriona

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  • April 11, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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    Thank you, btw I love how u explain the things ur English is so good. Great pronunciation.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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    just realised how close you are to 300k and so was I was refreshing it to watch it tick over, 299,997. 299,998. 299,997. Someone unsubscribed to this amazing channel!!! how dare they!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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    pretty cool to see that yonkoma setup in the picture

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  • April 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm
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    300k Well Done, well deserved!!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 11:37 pm
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    Great lesson! Thank you for teaching us!

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  • April 12, 2017 at 12:07 am
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    This was fun, I like seeing how you would do the assignments

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  • April 12, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    very good Ted! and finally you changed music , no more electronic in Casey style , put some more rocky or jazzy music 😉

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  • April 12, 2017 at 1:14 am
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    Thanks Ted, good advice! I've got my ideas, now I just have to figure out how to take the photos and when to take the photos.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 2:11 am
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    First off Ted let me start by thanking you for this. You put a lot of effort into making this video! Above and beyond! Not that you don't give it 100% all the time, but it really shows in this video that you really care a great deal not only for the quality and content of the video, but just plain being a nice guy and helping people out when you see or feel that it needs done. I thank you for your passion for this art!

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  • April 12, 2017 at 3:14 am
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    First time doing the photo assignments, where do I submit mine? Thanks!

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  • April 12, 2017 at 5:14 am
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    Hey Ted, Thanks for this video! Definitely helps to see how you put an idea together and flesh it out into an actual piece of work. I would love to see more videos on this if there's anything else to teach about it 🙂

    A question on the photo assignment: Does the frame/scene of the photo sequence have to stay still? Or can I change the frame up within the context of the sequence? (i.e – should my camera stay still in one spot and capture a sequence like the 2 examples you've shown, or can I move around and show different settings if I want to follow a subject to put together a story?) Thanks!! 🙂

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  • April 12, 2017 at 5:16 am
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    So it's more of a study on photo editing.

    I believe this is very important in this Facebook generation that posts everything.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 8:21 am
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    Thanks for making these inspiring videos Ted.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 8:40 am
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    Really enjoy your videos. You've just solved a question I've had for almost 8 years. Personally, I have to get my creative Mojo back and I may submit something if you let me know an email or something.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 9:04 am
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    Ted congratulations for your over 300k subscribers!!!!!! That is a really really huge achievement! You inspired me to open my channel too! Really thank you for all the things you are doing!!!

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  • April 12, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    I have done a couple of sequences but after your help I am going to try to do some more conceptual sequences. Thanks for the inspiration. I really loved your flower sequence.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 10:36 am
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    Hi Ted. I like this assignment. It's difficult and challenging. Hope you come up with something like this again for the next assignment. Also it's cool that you give feedback (like in the first image).

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  • April 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    Damn Ted! I'm half way through my photo-sequence and it's based on FLOWERS!

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  • April 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    This is one of the most interesting of these podcasts I have seen! I particularly enjoyed seeing your thought process in developing and producing your sequence.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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    1:53 exactly what goes on in this video up until 8:15, and then some until 9:52,
    always 6:52
    11:25 yes, those are different people but I think the author wanted to depict a single person birth to death (the generations of a family are just the reality)

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  • April 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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    Simple & great
    cheers

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  • April 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    With the Red chair Generation one he could submit it using the new Instagram Album Feature and it would make for a good story that way

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  • April 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    Ya'll, this dude is a time traveler! Did you see that? He went to an Albertsons! I don't think those still exist.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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    Kindly make a video on still life photography

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  • April 12, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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    Ok, so there goes my idea… lol… i was working with tulips but I wasn't satisfied with the results so I scrapped everything and re-thought my idea, with an element of surprise because yes, the first result was boring. I haven't had time to reshoot because of a crazy work week but… thinking now if I should go ahead or scrap the entire idea since you did a sequence with flowers…i guess I will still go ahead with my idea as a start. More ideas growing, they need some more thought and time. Really enjoyed the video though, love to talk inspiration. Mine comes from the craziest things… a word, a look, a scene and i usually have these great ideas at night, forcing me to get up and write them down so I will remember in the morning. Anyway, really enjoyed the video

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  • April 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm
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    Jim's series is great, I love seeing the first time a child reacts to a sour fruit!

    I think that (in addition to your critique) the background makes it seem far too much like a snapshot, which I think cheapens it a little. I would prefer to see it on some plain backdrop, either white/grey/black or perhaps the colour of the fruit he was eating.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm
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    Hi Ted, Love your channel and all the great stuff here. This would be my first photo assignment. Where do i go to submit my photo sequence? Sorry if this is a very trivial question..trying to find my way with this.

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  • April 13, 2017 at 1:35 am
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    Ted your videos very much differentiate you from the herd, in a good way. For example this video I learned things I never knew about. Conceptual photography. Who knew? Thanks for sharing.

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  • April 13, 2017 at 3:36 am
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    You made a cat video. That's funny. Ha!

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  • April 13, 2017 at 9:25 am
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    Hi Ted, could you recommend a book of Duane Michals work?

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  • April 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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    love the music on the store trip

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  • April 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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    I like your videos… very informative.
    Bested muted and set to music….
    Isolate your eyeballs
    👁👁

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  • April 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm
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    Hey Ted, thanks again for these assignments! I'd never heard of conceptual photography. It's really piqued my interest! 😁👍

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  • April 13, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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    Nice video. I really enjoyed thinking and doing my photo sequence. I'll be doing more. Thanks for the inspiration

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  • April 14, 2017 at 4:10 am
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    Hi Ted. Want to start of by saying "Thanks". Your videos are great. The assignments get us to think about the image we want and not just shoot a bunch and pick out the lucky one that seems reasonable.
    One question – for the assignment of Sequences – is it OK to Photoshop – I mean how else could we do double exposures? Not all cameras have this facility.

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  • April 14, 2017 at 8:44 am
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    Great Video Ted!

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  • April 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm
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    what you talking about ? it was great ! I like it!

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  • April 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm
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    Lol my wife wants your pic of the cat

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  • April 16, 2017 at 5:44 am
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    cool

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  • April 16, 2017 at 7:03 am
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    To me, the work of Duane Michals(specifically his sequential images) only works because it's the work of Duane Michals. Even after that, it comes down to taste; it tells a story; but there's not much that makes me care about that photo sequence.

    also, in regards to the lemon photo sequence, is it really that there's too many images, or that no one really cares, because most people know what it's like to taste a lemon? Hell, there's a massive amount of youtube videos of babies tasting lemons. It's no longer democratization of images, but experiences as well, just about any emotion/experience you want to see, will likely be on youtube, with a simple search.

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  • April 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm
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    have you seen the work of chema madoz? if not, check him out, his photography is very related to what your are explaining. great video by the way!

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  • April 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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    Interesting concept (teehee), I haven't actually seen photography done this way before.

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  • April 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    anyone here also likes to watch photography videos just to learn how to enjoy well photos that you see? I'm very fan of photography but I don't have much resources and ideas for making such good photos, then I like watching these videos so when I look at some great pictures I get to visualize all the theory and ideas that came up to the artist when making the work

    anyway, awesome channel, I love it, great job!!

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  • April 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm
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    Good day. How do I submit my photos? Thanks.

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  • April 25, 2017 at 2:13 am
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    Is there a limit to how much motion blur can be in a Photo?

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  • April 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm
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    Awesome! thanks for the knowledge.

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  • April 30, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    This is a motivational episode with the examples you showed. Thanks.

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  • May 3, 2017 at 4:04 am
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    Really Helpful

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  • May 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    Love him so much!!

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  • June 5, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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    I agree with your composition "nit picking" of the red chair set once you said it, but before I thought it was intentional for the balance of weight in the whole. Really interesting how not having that could create a rise and fall verses a sense of balance. Love these little things to think about that could potentially completely change the way some people perceive it.

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  • August 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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    This is such a simple and useful advice on how to develop your ideas… nice.

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  • September 22, 2017 at 3:15 am
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    I would like to hear your opinion about my project. It might be a great example of conceptual photography. Check out the Instagram for @ride.n.shoot

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  • November 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    I'm so sorry i'm 7 months late for this assignment, would've be enjoyable to participate 🙂

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  • November 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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    How did you shoot on a white background and come out with black background images? I'm sorry if that's a really dumb question, but was it just done in post? Or am I missing something? If someone could please explain this to me lol. LOVE your work, Ted!!!

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  • December 7, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    do you do a lot of editing to your photos afterwards? i love you're channel by the way, i'm learning so much!

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  • December 13, 2017 at 5:21 am
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    Nice idea. I did something like this recently using eggs with eyes. Was a lot of fun 😀

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:30 am
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    On wu ow's piece i disagree with your critique. I think the fact the baby is directly vertical to the picture frame of the great grandfather is like a smack in the face juxtiposition of birth and mortality. i feel it brings more power to the sequence over all, but these are just my thoughts 🙂 i love your channel!!!!

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  • February 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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    I think the photo sequence in that red chair is a life cycle..
    (I could be wrong, but that's just my perception…from nothing to nothing…)

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  • February 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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    This is what you call a Meme. 😀

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  • March 1, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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    The flower should have ate the cat😉👍 …as petals of cat float off on the wind…😀😸😸😸😼😼

    And for a sequel..

    A singing cat wearing a top hat on a red chair, spotlit on a stage, tasting a lemon in four shots or less as Duane Michals photographs them and Joel Grey directs ( "what use is sitting alone in your room?…" )

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  • March 26, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    The first second I thought I was in a Peter McKinnon video

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  • April 18, 2018 at 6:21 am
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    I thought that last example was the processes of birth and death… seems more likely… otherwise 4 pictures would have sufficed

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  • May 30, 2018 at 3:29 am
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    That's the Albertson's next to Cafe Bella.

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  • September 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    I think we might begin with a simple, clear understanding of conceptual art. Conceptual art is an art where an idea, the idea supporting or informing the work, is more important than the work itself. The work is considered really superfluous to a conceptual artist. The work is merely the realization of the/an idea. So the example for instance of the two men eating at a diner doesn't seem conceptual to me and certainly the idea of one of the men falling asleep because he is being bored by the other man is hardly an idea and hardly gives a lift to the sequence.

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  • October 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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    So cool! Many thanks!

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  • October 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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    Valuable knowledge Ted, and thank you so much for sharing.

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  • December 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm
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    thanks a lot for you hard work this videos help me, felt like we went together the supermarket, sorry for my writing .

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  • January 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Speak slowly.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    It´s such great video about conceptual pics.
    thanks a lot, mate.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    Excellent, intelligible, coherent. So rare on YouTube.

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