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This challenge is designed to give you practice and learn new skills, compare and discuss the results with your fellow photographers. These can be done in any order .
If this goes over well then I will create another
When there are multiple photos for the skills challenge, combine two or more photos into one photo (a collage) and post to illustrate your results. No one wants to scroll through a 100 photos from one person.
Please explain what you see, learnt, etc. in the comment section.
1. Find a stationary object and photograph it from the same position at sunrise, 12:00 noon, 6:00pm, and sunset. This is to show the color temperature, soft and hard light, light direction and shadows.
2. Find a stationary object and with a zoom lens take a photo at every whole f-stop (2.0, 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11, 16, 22, 32) for every marked focal length on the lens. Then compare photos and note the differences.
3. Find a stationary object and with each prime lens that you have, shoot at each whole f stop at a fairly close distance (5 - 10 paces). Then double and tripple the distance to the object and repeat. Note the difference in depth of field and distance to subject between f stops. (note not everyone has a prime lenses)
4. Find a stationary object and take 100 photos from different angles and note the difference (Post the one you like the most and explain why)
5. Place a black textured fabric (e.g. towel) and take a photo with the towel filling the frame. Repeat with a white textured fabric (e.g. towel). Is the color accurate and can you see the texture of the fabric? Do not do this in program or auto mode, use Manual or you can try shutter or aperture priority.
6. Place a black textured fabric (e.g. towel) and place an egg in front and take a photo. Repeat with a white textured fabric (e.g towel).
Is the color correct and can you see the texture of the towel and egg? Is there a shadow that defines the shape of the egg? Do not do this in program or auto mode, use Manual or you can try shutter or aperture priority.
7. Photograph a moving object by panning with the object. Use a shutter speed and aperture so that you blur the background but the subject is in focus. Repeat the shot but try to show some motion in the subject so the subject does not look stationary. (e.g wheels on the car are slightly blurred while the rest of the car is sharp and background is blurred)
8. Photograph a scene that has the background in focus with a moving object in the foreground. The intent is to have the moving object blurry but still recognizable while having the background in focus.
9. Take a walk and look for great light. It doesn’t matter what the object is, take the photo because of the light.
10. Zoom While Shooting. Place you camera on a tripod and using a long exposure, zoom in or out on an object. .
11. Find a stationary object and take a photo at the same time of day but on a cloudy day, hazy day, bright sunshine, summer, fall, winter, etc.
12. Find an object and shoot it based on the rule of thirds. Then take a series of shots breaking this rule.
13. Photograph and object with he sun is behind your subject.
14. Try to photograph an object by introducing sun flare.
CAUTION: PLEASE BE CAREFUL, DO NOT POINT YOU CAMERA DIRECTILY AT THE SUN. MOVE THE CAMERA SLOWLY SO THAT YOU HAVE THE SUNRAYS BOUNCING INTO THE LENS.
(Can be accomplished using artificial light such as street light)
15. Take photos where shadows are the main subject of the shot.
16. Go for a walk, stop every 100 paces and take photos of 20 things from that spot
17. Find a subject with leading lines and photograph the subject with the leading lines drawing your attention to that particular area or object in the photo. Subject is not the focus, leading lines are.
18. Photograph an object in color and monochrome jpeg format (If you shoot raw then will have to convert in PS)
19. Find subjects that has high color contrast (e.g. red on black).
20. Grab the lens you least like and go out and shoot for the day. Show us you best shot and your worst shot.
Have fun :)
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