Photo Assignments – #1 Variations

Today I went to Hasselt to find a subject to photograph for the first real assignment – “Variations”. The goal of this exercise is to choose one subject and to make 10 exposures. This is easier said than done, after a few shots I started struggling, I couldn’t come up with new ways to photograph the same subject. This is exactly what the challenge is all about, challenging you to experiment and getting you out of your comfort zone. After all I think I came up with some interesting angles the cover Hasselt’s court of law.

 

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Photo Assignments

A few days ago I stumbled upon the “The Art of Photography” channel on youtube. This is where I found a video on photo assignments. Ted Forbes (the guy behind this channel) states that the only way to improve your photography is to push yourself by challenging your skills. A few months ago he introduced photo assignments to his channel and I’ve decided to follow along.

In his introductory video for the assignments he also gives the first assignments, “Something you Love”. I’ve picked my dog – Maurice the french bulldog – as my subject. Ted also instructs to keep a photographer’s sketchbook. This is a book in which you’ll put all your pictures and it’s a way to be able to draw on your photos and comment on them.

Here’s the result of the initial assignment.

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