Continuing the Slamseys Creative Summer Challenge to keep a visual journal for four weeks in July and August.
This week, the theme for the Visual Journal is to look at things from a different perspective. You may of course, choose to look at this theme from the perspective of completely ignoring it and doing your own thing.
It’s easy to get sucked into doing things the same way all the time. Always shooting photos from the same angle, only taking still life photos or keeping the dial set on automatic. Maybe you’re a printmaker who only works from photographs instead of sketches. We often follow the same daily routine without thinking, because it’s easier but shake it up and try something different.
Try taking a different perspective this summer and record it in your visual journal.
A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
If you usually work in miniature, try working on a large scale
Travel somewhere using as many modes of transport as you can
Work in black and white instead of colour or vice versa
Lay on the ground and find images in the clouds
Listen to a different radio station
Climb to a high place like a church tower, a hill or a bridge and look down at life below
Look at life from a dog’s (or some other small being) point of view
Shut your eyes and use your other senses
That’s quite a long list of suggestions for a week, so if you’re happier just using prompts, try these.
BENEATH MY FEET
There’s no pressure to share your work online but you can post it onto our Facebook page, tag @Slamseys in Instagram or leave a link to your blog in the comments below this or any of the Challenge posts.
To find out more about the Creative Challenge, read Introduction to the Slamseys Creative Summer Challenge