Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down the similarities you find between the images.
Now take a number of your own photographs of the same subject, paying special attention to the ‘Creativity’ criteria at the end of Part One. You might like to make the subject appear ‘incidental’, for instance by using juxtaposition, focus or framing. Or you might begin with the observation of Ernst Haas, or the ‘camera vision’ of Bill Brandt.
Add a final image to your learning log, together with a selection of preparatory shots. In your notes describe how your photograph differs from your Google Images source images of the same subject.
When searching for just the term apple you get a multitude of images from the simple apple to Apple Company logo so I have had to refine to search criteria to “an apple”, as you can now see below the search generally pics out a single red apple on very clinical looking white background, some with the odd green leaf but 90% are almost identical in the way the apple is portrayed.
What is an apple? A food source for the animal kingdom, from the time it is picked or falls from the tree it is in the process of decaying.
The images I have taken where more of an idea of what does the poor humble apple go through before we devour it. I used a spot light almost directly above to give the image of old spy movie style of torture as the apple is cut, flayed and dissected before consumption. The torture devices are left strewn around the apple as it goes through it mutilation.