The first photo challenge for May will be a self portrait! I encourage you to think outside the box with this challenge and stay away from the stereotypical stand in front of the mirror with the camera hiding half of your face.
What else represents who you are besides you? Do you have to show your face to do a self portrait? How will you show off your unique characteristics?
Working off of the last challenge, we will be advancing from taking a photograph of line to a photograph of a triangle.
You can create triangles using objects, the negative space between objects, or an implied triangle, using the edge of the photograph as the third line. The possibilities are endless, if you put your mind to it.
For our first April challenge, we will do something that seems super simple at first: Taking a photograph of a line.
In my first photography course, this was our first assignment. A lot of students took photographs of the lines in the tile or in the woodworks. Lines that already exist. This was the first photography assignment I ever partook in, and I took a photograph of the shadow between the trim along the stairs and the wall, as the trim had separated itself from the wall. The professor was impressed with my creativity, impressed that I made a line instead of taking a photograph of a line.
The point is not to toot my own horn, but to inspire you to think outside the box. Don't just take a photo of a line. Make a line.
This challenge's focus: Botany.
What is botany?
It's the scientific study of plants. This is a very general topic and should leave you open to a multitude of ideas.
March 1: #Subject
One big category of photography is Culinary Photography.
Restaurants pay photographers to take photographs of their food.
You can sell images of food on image stock sites such as iStock Photo.
This first challenge of this Month is going to be to take a photograph of food that draws attention to the qualities of the dish.
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