Perspective

Assignment Week 4: Perspective.
This week’s assignment is to shoot the same subject several times from lots of different angles.

You can use a zoom lens if you wish, but it is best to actually move yourself around the subject. Above, below, behind, near, far, etc etc. Different kinds of lighting are ok, but we will have a separate assignment for light another time. The goal is to look at a subject from as many different perspectives as possible. This is a classic photography class assignment, so if you’ve taken a course before you’ve probably done this very thing. However, I personally think it is so important that I use this exercise myself frequently and it has yielded great results. Ultimately you may interpret this assignment however you wish.

You may interpret this assignment however you wish. If you are participating in the 2016 Photo Assignments please let me know by posting in the comments! I would love to stop by wherever you have photos on line and see them!
If you are sharing elsewhere too please use ‪#‎photo2016perspective

Trees

Assignment Week 3: trees
One of my favorite things in the world is a tree! Trees are fascinating, patient and ever white leaveschanging subjects. You may interpret this assignment however you wish, but my suggestion is that you find a tree you like and photograph it at different times of the day and from different angles, as a whole and in parts. However, you have no obligation to do this–you may do whatever you wish, even interpreting “tree” however you wish.

You may interpret this assignment however you wish. If you are participating in the 2016 Photo Assignments please let me know by posting in the comments! I would love to stop by wherever you have photos on line and see them!

If you are sharing elsewhere too please use ‪#‎photo2016trees‬

Red

Assignment Week 2: Red

IMAG1745Crimson, wine, cherry, brick, fire, coral, watermelon, magenta, cerise, lava, maroon, burgundy, strawberry.

Red dresses, red skies, red faces, red lights, red stop signs.

This week’s assignment is to look for red. It is the color that the human eye is most drawn to and will usually pick out first in a picture. But red can also be a symbol, too and can evoke and communicate emotion very well.

You may interpret this assignment however you wish. If you are participating in the 2016 Photo Assignments please let me know by posting in the comments! I would love to stop by wherever you have photos on line and see them!

 

Bright

Assignment Week 1: Bright

There are several things that go into making a good photograph…and by good I mean one that you like. Composition, movement or stillness, depth of field, just to name a few. The most significant may be light itself. This week’s assignment is to look for brightness. At this time of year, the light in the world grows brighter every day. Where do you see it? Where is it absent? What and who are looking for the bright light?

You may interpret this assignment however you wish. If you have any questions, please let me know! Happy shooting!

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late december 2015 back yard