February 15, 2013 · 11:45 PM
I'm always curious about photographer's that find life hacks to expensive photo gear. So for this assignment, I want you to make something that helps you as a photographer, take a photo if it, and explain how it works and most importantly how it was made.
Some suggestions are backgrounds, background stands, reflectors or defusers, clamps, pano tracks, light modifiers etc. So head off to the hardware store, grab some duct tape (gaffer's tape for most of us) and build something. I'm not really looking for awesome photos on this assignment. I'm more looking for critical thinking and problem solving. Some of my favorite tools are white card stock, gaffer's tape, skate boards, bendy wire, hand drills, glue gun and clamps.
As per normal rules- you may submit up to two images. Please use a web resolution (640 on the long) jpeg to make sure there is enough room for everyone else to participate. Most important on this assignment is to explain how you made your product and how it works.
Taking images from now until Feb 15th. On Feb 16th, please remember to vote for your favorite device (not your own). SInce this is a thinking assignment, I'm gonna up the prize for this one. Either a one on one session with me for an hour to pick my brain OR a $20 gift certificate to Shutter Bug- compliments of Yuzu Studios.
So let's get those creative juices flowing!