I just got an email from a fellow photographers daughter who is using one of my artsy fartsy images for a photography class assignment. How flattering! Her big question was “Can you define ‘shape’ for me?” Here’s my answer: To me ‘shape’ is a form that has boundaries or outlines. You might find geometric shapes like squares or circles; or you might find more organic shapes with less defined edges; or even silhouettes. Shape helps give an image depth.
I was wandering around Seattle Center leading a Smug Mug group and teaching them how to use the “Lensbaby” when my little friend yelled out to me “Hey Gail Ann, can you take my picture!” How could I say no? Henry and his brother and his cousin had just gotten off the duck ride, eaten dinner and were on their way to watch the fountain so I grabbed just a few quick shots and Henry was tickled to death. He may have embarrassed mom and grandma but it was worth it! All ya gotta do is ask! Cute eh?