Well I have received my Unit Outline, prowled around the online site and had a play with the discussion board. Introduced myself and started to research social media platforms. I already have a Cheri Desailly facebook page and like the look of Instagram and Google+ so have registered with them too.
One of our first tasks is to come up with the names and sites of inspirational photographers, why they inspire us and social media sites that they use.
I recently attended an inspirational talk by Steve Scalone on Fine Art Composition and Abstract. He is a big user of Instagram and loves the square format. So I was heavily influenced by that evening to try this platform. I have over the past years taken a number of photos with the square format in mind, so now is the time to revisit them.
While it is not square format here is an image I think meets the sort of compositional elements that Steve was discussing.
My other photographic/artistic inspirations that I have listed are Art Wolfe, an amazing photographer and Banksy an artist whose social media platform is street art. The course work did say photographers though so I will come up with another. So many great photographers to choose from but am trying to stay with modern day photographers rather than the likes of Ansell Adams.