Monday, January 28, 2008

Snap It. - Subject Two. - Collections


collection - [kuh-lek-shuhn]something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, esp. for some purpose or as a result of some process:

Whether its on purpose or accidental we all COLLECT something.

Whether it started as a child or started last week we all COLLECT something.

Whether you have 2 or 274 - its still a COLLECTION.

Whether its something you brag about or something you are embarrassed of - its still something you COLLECT.

You can be serious about this subject by showing your vintage vinyl COLLECTION or whether its lighthearted by snapping the dust that is COLLECTING on your cookbooks because you just hate to cook.

Also...please note - it does not have to be YOU. If your son COLLECTS old school Godzilla items like my 7 yr old does - that would be cool. If your husband has hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps (as shown) like my husband does - that would be work too.

Sometimes you might not even REALIZE how big this COLLECTION has gotten. When you go to snap this photo - you might be completely surprised at just how much how many you have - and just how fast this collection has grown!


Consider these ideas: A photo of your collection neatly layed out on a brightly colored background.

A photo of your collection in a big ole pile.

A photo of this collection exactly where its displayed in the house. (This could mean 15 different photos if your love for owls is scattered all around your home.)

A photo of your collection in a very neat stack.

A photo of your collection in a very crooked stack.

A photo of the "favorite" of the collection.

A photo of the "least" favorite of the collection.

A photo with you (or the owner)and the whole collection.

Of course here is some delicious calorie free Flickr eyecandy.

1. IMG_0696.JPG, 2. Seashell Collection, 3. don't think i'm kidding when i say i collect lip gloss and chapstick, 4. My Bouncy Ball Collection, 5. Troll Pile, 6. cookie jars 2, 7. Bottle Caps, 8. batts, 9. message in a bottle, 10. The charm of a mortar and pestle, 11. books, 12. DSCN2177, 13. funny pens, 14. owl collection, 15. cookie cutters, 16. sept0307 043, 17. a chronicle of obsessions, 18. Pezazz!!!!!

I also want to address something really quick...when i say NO POSERS ALLOWED, this means you can't be fake in what you are snapping. It does not mean you can't take your subject out of its element and be creative with the photograph.

Let me explain by giving an example. I say take a picture of your collections. You adore big chunky beaded necklaces, but you only have one. To go out and buy three more and then take a picture of this would not be real but also unfair to all 22 of those purses you have. But to take all of your Harry Potter books off the shelf and to lay them out or stack them neatly would be OK. Does this make sense?

There will be times where the subject is "as is" meaning you have to be true to how it is at that very second - but there are times where you need to get creative with the photo. I really hope that comes across as understandable and not hypocritical.

So there it is...there is Subject Two. Collections. Compilations. Accumulation. Whether deliberately or not.

Is it earrings, purses, books by a certain author, fonts, makeup, lotions, owls, expensive china, initials, paintings by a certain artist, journals, troll dolls, Godzilla toys, hot wheels, ticket stubs, letters, or postcards.

So I ask you, what do you collect? Go snap it...and post it here.

Overlooked - Subject Two - Collections

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31 comments:

firelizardz said...

thanks what a great prompt for overlooked 2

Suzie said...

Oh my! So many things spring to mind for this one! But I think I know just what I'm going to snap :)

Kellie said...

Hmm I think I may just have an idea!!! Thanks for the prompt girlie!
Still got to do my layout for Overlooked #1 too!

Rachel Whetzel said...

COOL BEANS!! Can't wait to get this one done!

Andy said...

cool overlooked idea. i know just what to snap. my hubby collects bottle caps too but i'm not sure we have as many. :)

firelizardz said...

Am not clever enough to work out how to add all my photos into one montage so sorry for uploading so many

Sue said...

Oh fun! My 9 year old is a Pokemon fanatic, he collects anything he can get his hands on, no contest. He is off school sick at the moment, and is very excited to be in the piccie! Sue

Vee said...

love it, i know what I am going to snap a picture of :)

Rianne said...

This will be a hard one for me, started thinking and I am a real collector of any kind of things.
So, have to make a choice :-)

Lynz said...

Lord, this is a toghie for me. So much choice........great prompt, though!

Amber Risher said...

I have the perfect collection that I truly adore that I would love to share...thanks for the clarification!!

Amber

elizabeth said...

this one has me super*dooper excited. now to choose which collection :)

Pegasus said...

I just added 3 pics of my collection to the flickr group page.

Jessica F said...

Ok, I could easily use the pictures of my boyfriend's huge vinyl collection that I have already, but I used an "already" photo for the coffee mug and I'm not letting myself off so easily this time! ;) Off to think.... xo

~wenhether~ said...

OMG....I know exactly what I am going to do.
Hugs,
Heather

Je said...

Love the subject! Mine's already up.

kiwirach said...

great challenges....am taking part but havent figured the flicker thing yet, so photos on my blog...no LO done for prompt 1 yet, but have a crop this weekend, so its on the to-do list!.

scrapcat said...

OH NO...! Is it a collection if it's more than 2?!?!
Than it's only to choose....hmmm.

Pegasus said...

I just love the eye candy! I had a huge PEZ collection and I sold it all a few years ago... over 200 pieces! Your pic brought it all back. *sniff* Just a few regrets.

Violet said...

How fun! I have a few collections so we'll see if i do them all or only my top favorite.

~wenhether~ said...

Just came from our group at Flickr...Loved looking through all of the pictures of our collections. Can't wait to see what else is added.

Axel said...

Oh another great idea im off with camera in had lol BRB

Maria said...

I´d love to join this week although I missed the first prompt... my photos are already added to the flickr group. Thanks for this prompt!

Lara said...

hmmm, now have to work out what I collect... have coffee cup photos waiting to be scrapped on my table, but at least I know my journaling!... mmm collections... buttons, mess, scrap stuff (papers) now there's a definite, how to photogaph those...

Patricia said...

Yikes, I think I have too many collections. I'll have to decide!

Feenie said...

Oh, goody-goody!!! Assignment #2!!! How fun! Now....which collection am I going to photograph? :)

*~*Amber*~* said...

Ash... ur lil monkey is here!! Here is mine... http://www.flickr.com/photos/amberulmer/2236864353/

Shanna said...

Hi :) I've been browsing this site for a few days now and just had a bit of inspiration to join in the fun over at Flickr - YAY!

I was wondering if you'd consider putting up a blog tracker on here so that we could keep track of when you update? I use Blogarithm but don't really have a preference. Just a thought :)

MJ said...

I've posted an "after-shot" of the photoshoot of my collection on my blog. I'm not familiar with Flickr and tried to fiddle around with it but gave up. I'm already on my way to journalling but will wait for your cues, just for extra inspiration! Thanks for the prompts!

Jan said...

Here's a link to my "collection" photo. Not the best of photos, but it gets the point across! :)

Candle Collection

Jan said...

I'm totally changing my mind on which of my collections to go with here. I just hated the candle collection photo. :p

SO, disregard the other one and go with this one:

Cat's Meow

I like it so much better. Sorry about that.... :)