Project: Exaggerate Perspective This project is about exaggerating perspective by using a wide-angle lens. You can use a prime lens or a zoom lens for this project as long as it can be used at a focal length of 28mm or less (24mm, 18mm, 12mm, 9mm etc.). Before I go further let me explain a … Continue reading Project #4 Exaggerate Perspective
Project: Look for patterns to include in your images.Patterns are all around us. Some patterns are man-made and others are natural. A pattern can be the subject or the background of an image. Finding a pattern or patterns to include in an image can be the easy part, making an interesting composition might be a … Continue reading Project #3 Patterns
Project: Creating Silhouettes Creating silhouettes has been around longer than photography has been. Creating an image by making an object appear as a dark solid object on a light background may sound simple but is it, really? Traditional silhouettes were created by cutting dark paper into the profile of the person sitting for the silhouette … Continue reading Project #2 Silhouettes
Project: Use a natural frame in your images. We see images framed before us all the time but how often do we consciously put a natural frame within the frame of our images? As photographers we should practice different composition techniques on a regular basis. Looking for new and different ways to compose an image, … Continue reading Project #1 Natural Frame
People say I have some crazy ideas and this might be one of them. The idea is simple, post a Weekly Photo Project to help people practice and hopefully improve their photography. I often get questions about how other photographers can improve their images. Something I tell everyone is practice, practice, practice. Photographic skills are perishable. … Continue reading 104 Weekly Photo Projects
We all love watching fireworks! The bright bursts of color, the thunderous booms and different patterns of light are what we all love to see and hear. Have you ever tried to make images of fireworks? If not it's a lot easier than you might think. If you have tried and not been very successful here are … Continue reading Fireworks!