Challenge – Low Key

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Low Key

Low key photographs are underlit images that feature dramatic contrast and dark colors. It can create a dramatic or mysterious image and enhances shapes texture. This technique is often used in portraiture and still life. View some great tips and examples from the Digital Photography School How to Make a Low Key Portrait (Step by Step) Some tips on lighting techniques, and inspiring examples https://www.iphotography.com/blog/low-key-photography/ And a couple of tutorials on creating/enhancing a low key image in photoshop/lightroom Low-Key Photography {Shoot & Edit for Dark & Moody...

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Challenge – Costumes/Makeup

Posted by on Oct 14, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Costumes/Makeup

Let your imagination go wild and photograph some a friend or pet in costume! Or maybe you have attended an even where you’ve captured portraits of people in costume. View some great tips and examples from the Digital Photography School 5 Tips for Photographing Portfolio-Worthy Costume Portraits Here is an inspiring blog post with examples of fantasy portraits Getting Creative with Costumes and Makeup to Bring Fantasy Worlds to Life with Grace Almera You might even like to try this fun tutorial on creating a ghost image in photoshop...

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Challenge – S Curves

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – S Curves

Just like leading lines, curves can lead us into an image. In addition, a curve can meander through an image, allowing us to explore further. This is known as an “S Curve”. Here is an blog post that explains and illustrates the technique very well Guide to the S-Curve in Photography (Heads up – next week’s challenge will be Costumes/Makeup) Here are some examples of curves from our cluster gallery. Although not strictly “S” curves, you can see how your eye instinctively follows the curve in each image: by Dave T by Les W by Ron P by Yvonne Thanks to the...

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Challenge – Forced Perspective

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Forced Perspective

Lets have some fun photographing close and distant objects to make them appear as if they are together using the technique of Forced Perspective. Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. (wikipedia definition) Some tips make sure both of your subjects are in focus (use a narrow aperture to create a wide depth of field)use a wide...

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Challenge – Complementary Colours: Red and Green

Posted by on Sep 22, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Complementary Colours: Red and Green

The classic Christmas colours – red and green sit opposite each other on the colour wheel and can form a striking vibrant image. View some tips and inspiring images here: Red and Green Composition Color Theory For Photographers The colour combination can be very vibrant. Our Cluster gallery is full of beautiful vibrant red flowers and of parrots who’ve adopted the colour scheme. You can also achieve a calmer feel with more muted tones. (Heads up – next week’s challenge will be a really fun one: Forced Perspective) Some examples from our cluster gallery: by Karen J by...

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Challenge – Doors

Posted by on Sep 15, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Doors

A door is an everyday thing, yet is often a symbol — of a beginning, a journey forward or inward, a mark of one’s home, or even a step into the unknown. Doors make such great photographic subjects on their own. Here are some things you could consider: Look for clean lines and strong symmetryEnhance the vibrance of a colourful door or change to black and white to emphasise shape and texturePhotograph with a person for interestCreate a composition that tells a story View some inspiring images here: https://www.viewbug.com/blog/doors-photo-contest-winners...

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