This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (14-20 Aug ’11)
Starting with Bruce, his shot of the mother and daughter out together for a run / ride was just fantastic. The massive sky was just the start of this. What really made the shot was the way that the subjects positions mimicked each other. It created a really interesting image that got stuck in all our minds.
Moving on then to Bryan’s photo… first, where does a Chicago photographer find a moose? We’re not sure, but what we do know is that the colours here are fantastic, and the clear silhouette really stands out. Especially the antlers against the bright orange.
And last, but not least at all was another sunset shot, this time by Annwen. Again, there were gorgeous colours, but what really was interesting here were the flames in the foreground. You expected them to light up the figure, but they didn’t, which actually added some extra interest in front of a silhouette, which is something you don’t always get.
Well done everyone!
This week we started our Joys of Childhood assignment. Think back on your childhood. What were the simple things that delighted you? Watch your own children. What little discoveries are they making while they play? Mudpies or stickball, tea parties or playgrounds, try to capture those childhood pleasures we forgot as we grew up. You can use this as a chance to practice children’s portrait photography or use objects and/or places if there are no children available to you. As always though, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 10 – 24 August 2011. Second, your post must include the words “Joys of Childhood” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact and it’s helpful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, aperture, ISO, etc.
Our next assignment will be Trees. Although it’s a simple topic, the difficult part is making it interesting. Whether it’s a single lone tree, a forest, or something in between, your goal is to shoot a tree in an interesting way. Try using different points of view or the angle of the sun to highlight the tree or trees. Consider the use of colour or black and white in your choice as well.
Good luck everyone!