I’m competitive and hate to lose. So, when I heard photo safari, time yourself, get as many pictures done as you can, I really wanted to get them all. However, then I remembered the advice provided in this week’s class video. We were encouraged to not just take photos but to sit and think about the photos we wanted to take. We were encouraged to be patient and anticipate where the next great photograph may come.
So, I found the photo safari exercise a bit of a counter exercise compared to that advice. However, it did make me start thinking about visual pictures. And, even as I tried to come up with creative angles or interesting pairing, I found myself using the same point and shoot angles. I definitely did not get all of the photos done. Nor did I come up with anything particularly interesting. But, the exercise did force me to stop and think and “look” at taking pictures from a different angle.