Well, I’ve posted up on Picking Up The Gauntlet at dy/dan and gotten no response. Perhaps folks really don’t want to weed though a 45-60 minute preso to see if my slides and audio go well together, so in the interest of getting feed back, here is a shorter bit:
These slides all come from a recent presentation on presentations I did for my district.
First up, the next two slides are part of a section on simplifying what you ask for from kids in their presentations and multi-media reports. I start with this image:
then this one as a contrast:
Now, the interesting thing is sometimes I get a response from folks indicating they prefer the second image. This could be that their taste is all in their mouth. There is a whole industry of lawn gnome sculpture built around this particular taste, but maybe they like an overgrown cottage garden, and loathe the symmetry and perfection of the single rose image. It’s just too slick for them. I realize this is an argument going back to the Romantic Movement, and has probably never ended.
So I think the first slide shows where I might have slipped up by being “too slick” Both slides were from flickr cc, and I think this was a pretty appropriate source for an image about the topic, I just might have made a better selection in the case of the first one.
Now, in the next pair, I took the opposite view, and “created” my own. I used this first image to show the “rule of thirds”:
This is from a picture of my son, Leroy. My poor family gets to be “subjects” for a lot of my work. Now, this is NOT a perfect rule of thirds photo, but it let me point out what would have made it perfect (his eye hitting that first “power point”, his mouth at the second), without intimidating the bejeezuz out of my audience. In comparison, we have this:
I was generously offered an example like this from Six Minutes Blog , but eschewed it. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was probably the right choice because it’s almost too perfect.
Picking Up The Gauntlet
Dan’s post where volunteers put up their work
My examples offered for critique
Just One Example: Stock Photography
The post on Dy/Dan that got it started