Friday, October 29, 2010

Photography Assignment #1

A few weeks ago I began a photography class on composition. Not really knowing whether or not it was going to be what I was looking for was questionable but it was worth a try. I am taking the class with my friend Brooke from My [Boys]terous Life and so far we are learning a lot. We have a very inspiring teacher which makes all of the difference and he gives us assignments each week to practice the concepts we are learning. It's 3 hours on a Monday night but so far it is revving up my photography engine.
The first week we focused on light and lines. We were given our assignment to shoot the same subject using front, back, and side lighting as well as taking shots illustrating the use of lines. Here's some shots that I took for that assignment.

Lines from my blinds onto the kitchen cabinet

Lines from a bridge at a local forest preserve showing the beautiful fall colors

Side Light - not the best composition but it was only week 1, I still have time to get better right?

Back Light - I like how this one turned out and it really makes the leaves so different.

Front light - pretty pictures but it makes the photo look so flat
Week 2 was about shapes, texture, and perspective and I'll post those photos shortly. I had a lot of fun shooting those shots and am always open to feedback or critic. It's the only way we'll get better.
P.S. If you have any good photography blogs that you would recommend please let me know, I'm always looking for inspiration and a good place to go for reference too.


Brooke G. said...

How did I miss this post? I loved your light and line shots - the blind one is my fav. What an interesting "take" on the assignment!!! Thanks for taking this class with me. It is so much more fun with a friend :D

Fryer Family said...

I love your blinds picture and my favorite is the leaves with back light! Great job, what a cool class to take!