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Photo Illustration

This week for my Photojournalism class, we were to create a photo illustration. As my professor put it: Photo illustrations help communicate intangible objects, ideas or feelings and are often used when a literal, documentary style picture isn’t available or easily captured within a deadline. The purpose of this kind of picture is to make it visually clear that this photograph was not a real moment – it was set up and edited into an image.

In my senior year of high school, I was in an AP Photography class. For my portfolio, my concentration was on superstitions. Ever since then, I’ve been fascinated with superstitions. So, for my photo illustration, I decided to portray a superstition.

A superstition states that a cup of coffee can predict the weather. Will it snow? Will it rain? One must look into the cup to tell.


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