This week’s challenge was an easy one for me. When I think of arranged, I thought of several things at once. I think about how I particularly arrange objects or furniture in my home to make it pleasing for myself and for others, a sort of feng shui so-to-speak. When I look about my home, there are few things I’m anal about. However, two things stand out immensely that I most care about. I am specific about how I arrange my bookshelf and DVD/Blu-Ray collection. I wish I had a dozen bookshelves to line my home with because I simply love books. For now, my tiny home office has two bookshelves which I put my most favorite books on with the rest being in storage.
As photographers however, “arranged” means something completely different to us of course. The obvious being how we arrange or compose a shot to make it aesthetically pleasing to the viewer. We arrange shots to hopefully tell a story with one single image, a feat that may prove very challenging at times.
Then there’s the deliberate action of actually inserting and then arranging a subject, an object or a particular prop in a picture. A while back I spent a considerable amount of time trying to arrange chess pieces and my single source of light so that I could take the “perfect” picture. Whether or not I succeeded I leave up to you. I blogged about it two years ago.
Then there are the arrangements we see every day at stores, shops and other locales and of course, during the holidays…