Today’s Warm Up: Animated Land Art Experiments by Paul Johnson

 

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/03/landthropologic/

After viewing the images and video above, answer the following questions in complete sentences. Reply with a comment to THIS POST.

What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series? What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?

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23 thoughts on “Today’s Warm Up: Animated Land Art Experiments by Paul Johnson”

  1. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world?
    Johnson is able to make things in nature move, he takes stills, then moves the objects so it looks as if they are moving around the photo.

    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature?
    This makes me think, it isn’t that hard to do, I may want to try it, and see how it works, It adds a big difference and draws eyes easier.

    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    I might capture a still image of nature by taking a photo, but to add something nice, move stuff around, take another still, then do it again.

    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?
    I might want to try something like this, move around all the rocks and then take a still, and keep doing that until I have a mini video thing.

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  2. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world?
    -He can give life to them, give them movement and a bit of personality, even if it’s only in video.
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature?
    -It gives me more options, it shows me that nature doesn’t have to be a still image.
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    -I might look for moments when tree’s or leafs, or other things are unusually active and full of life.
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?
    -It shows how I could bring personality and life to everything, more than just people and animals.

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  3. He was able to use them in different ways to make different effects with them. To think in ways you haven’t and to look for something everyone sees into something they wouldn’t think of doing. Honestly i dont know what i would do, i would probably try a few different things and find one that i think loos good and that i like. Its haveing me take simple things and make them not so simple, what i like about these photos is that he found something that he wanted to do and made it look amazing.

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  4. What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?

    Moving nature with creative ideas and capturing nature moving and creating images with it. When i’m shooting nature I can think of how to get a new image with nature in a different way. Take multiple shots of a moving image but make sure it comes out clear. It’s made me open my mind up to more ideas and to think of the possibilities I could do with nature and capture an image that if different than what others may envision.

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  5. Moving nature with creative ideas and capturing nature moving and creating images with it. When i’m shooting nature I can think of how to get a new image with nature in a different way. Take multiple shots of a moving image but make sure it comes out clear. It’s made me open my mind up to more ideas and to think of the possibilities I could do with nature and capture an image that if different than what others may envision.

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  6. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? hes able to take beautiful pics and making them like a video.
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? i can shoot a lot of photos at the same time and then make like a short video.
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series? im not sure.
    What influence does seeing this have son your own photography? i think that taking pictures like that is awesome and i want to do the same thing.

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  7. What he is able to do is take natural things from our world and create a way for them to flow together to create amazing patterns. What this can do for shooting in nature is to find ways to combine nature to create new shapes and patterns. You might have to be really creative, but it’s still possible. What I would do is walk around a park for a bit, gathering things that can go together, then try to make a shape with them all to capture my photo.

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  8. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? Johnson is able to make these things create beauty in ways they wouldn’t naturally.
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? Expands my knowledge on being more creative.
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series? Take many images of the nature and out them all together to make a still image.
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography? It makes me feeling like I should be more creative when I take my photos.

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  9. I think that he takes things that he sees that are around his surroundings and make some sort of cool pattern and then he makes a animation out of them I think. Every time when I shoot and there is nature surroundings usually there is not a lot to do but when I looked at those photos that made me change my mind about what you can do when you are trying to shoot a photo in nature so now when I looked at those photos you can do anything with shutter speed or something else. To be honest I have no idea on how the photographer those photos but my best guess is that he used stop motion animation so he took multiple photos and then in Photoshop he put those photos together and then he made a animation out of them. Just looking at these photos make me want to do those type of photos and also make me want to learn more on how he did those photos.

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  10. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world?
    Johnson is making things in nature move. He probably took still images then put them together to give it the effect of movement.
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature?
    It gives me a lot of possible ideas, i think would it be hard to do this, it looks fun, something I might like to try.
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    I would probably make a trail and lead it to something
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?
    It makes me want to get a little more creative with my own work

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  11. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world?
    – Johnson is able to take things in this case nature and make them into movement.

    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature?
    – I can bring nature back to life just how Johnson did.

    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    I feel like you could take a bunch of different shots together of slight movements.

    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?
    – Makes me realize that I do have the potential to make something as good as Johnson’s.

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  12. Johnson is taking nature and telling a story with it, while allowing them to move. It gives us more ideas to shoot not just simple pictures. I would take corresponding photos that is on the same concept and then put them together. It makes me want to take more creative work.

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  13. Johnson able can make the natural world like a show. You can bring nature alive. to capture a still image of nature you can use implied movement

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  14. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? He is able to make objects appear as if they’re moving probably by combining multiple photos together. What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? Gives me more opportunities/ideas what other things i can do. How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series? Making something unique in a certain area like the circular spot in the field of straw. What influence does seeing this have on your own photography? Makes me wanna try multiple things to find different results because maybe i’ll find something unique to do.

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  15. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world?
    he is able to take natural props and use them create gifs that are awesome
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature?
    you are somewhat limited but not really cause nature is infinite.
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    I can use use tripod and get a long exposure of animals walking or even deer jumping over a fence would be cool
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?
    it influences me to take photos of nature using props of nature.

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  16. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? make them into art, he would show you how one simple seed could turn into this beautiful tree. how nature forms itself. What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? to capture it piece by piece to make a story out if it. How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series? Like i was saying you would just capture it piece by piece. What influence does seeing this have on your own photography? I want to be as creative as that, these are very good images and as I grow I would probably never do that but there is nothing wrong in trying.

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  17. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? He is able to take the natural objects in the picture, and make it into a motion movie while the objects form a shape.

    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? It provides us with an extra tool to help us make a motion picture. We’ll be able to turn nature into a motion picture.

    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    Have a tripod on deck, and take multiple pictures while moving the object and put all the images into one slideshow to make it look like it’s moving.
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography? It influences me to make more motion pictures or have more movement in my images.

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  18. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world?
    take a picture and make the image look like its transforming
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature?
    to try and shot for something like this but not make it move i’m not that good
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series?
    put it on a try pod and get a good angle
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography?
    to take my time while i’m taking a picture

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  19. Johnson is able to make differnt natural things move in a cool pattern. It adds more movement to your pictures.flowers in the wind or river. it makes me want to go try some of these and be more creative

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  20. He is making things in nature, i think he took multiple photos and put them together to make the effect of the objects moving. It gives me the idea that i should maybe move things around and just manipulate the scene. i would capture them in different point of views and move things around before taking the photo.

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  21. Johnson is able to create movement and patterns solely with things that exist in the natural world. This broadens my options when shooting nature because you can really reshape and add more creativity to nature shots. After viewing this series I feel like I could add more creativity when I’m capturing a still image of nature. I could move leaves and rocks around to create a pattern or an image or different shapes. Seeing this makes me want to really create my own photos and not just shot what I see but add something or change something.

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  22. What is Johnson able to do solely with things that exist in the natural world? create movement in his photos.
    What does this do to your options when you are shooting nature? it makes me want to experience his way of photography.
    How might you capture a still image of nature after viewing this series? i would want the photo to come to life. it would be cool to be able to do what johnson can.
    What influence does seeing this have on your own photography? the photos looking live influenced me to improve on my photography.

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