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April 2021

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Go With the Flow

Many of us could probably spend hours simply gazing at crashing waves or tumbling waterfalls. The challenge with stills photography is how to convey a sense of motion in a single frame. The trend in recent years has been to use extreme ND filters to blur water to a silky texture, creating a calm, tranquil look. Although the results can be beautiful, they do not necessarily convey a sense of movement in the water. ...

It’s Cool To Be Square

Square format photography has become popular again and is back with a vengeance, due probably to the phenomenal rise of Instagram. There's something very cool about the simplicity of a square image....

Create a Panorama

Panoramic images have an enduring appeal, mainly because they most closely replicate our viewing experience when we look at a big vista: our eyes scan across the scene, taking it all in. The adoption of the widescreen format as standard for TV and movies has arguably boosted their popularity further in recent years. ...

Abstract

Other photographic genres cater for the abstract so why not street photography? Let's face it; there's not always an abundance of material when we're pounding the streets and we can struggle to find subject matter. But wherever we are there is always something to shoot, even if it's an abstract....

Capture Contrasts

This assignment takes us back to one of the building blocks of composition: contrast. The importance of contrast was emphasized by the Bauhaus school of art, design, and architecture. The design instructor Johannes ltten felt that contrast was the basis for composition and he produced a list of contrasts, which included these pairs: ...

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lots of film titles lend themselves to a photographic representation, such as Reservoir Dogs, Brief Encounter, Notting Hill, and The Italian Job. Choose one of your favourite films and imagine that you have been asked to shoot a poster to promote the film. You need to produce a striking image that is not only attention-grabbing, but can also immediately communicate what the film is about. ...

Get Close

Photographing the "intimate landscape" typically involves isolating just a few, select elements, rather than capturing an extensive view. This gives you the freedom to be less conventional and more creative. For this assignment, swap your wideangle lens for a short telephoto, and look closely for detail, texture, structure, shape, or form. ...

Out of the Shadows

Stylish? Sinister? Seductive? Shadows are loved by street photographers and have an important part to play in our art. Sometimes the shadow can be the main feature or purpose of a picture, and sometimes it can add na important graphic or compositional element. Occasionally, a shadow can be represented simply in abstract form....