I have been a bit slack with my more detailed photo challenges and promise to get on to them again soon. In the meantime I was inspired by my Eat and Snappers to do a 30 day challenge. Honestly, the only way to become a better photographer is to practise, practise, practise. Even when the weather is becoming crappy and it is dark outside. So hopefully these prompts are achievable in terms of what November has to offer and illustrates that you don’t need any fancy thing to be happening in order to take some pictures. Just photograph the world around you!
If you take part leave your link in the comments so I (and hopefully others) can come and have a look.
I’ve encouraged my Eat and Snappers to use this as an opportunity to practise using their real cameras and would say the same to you. But, honestly if you want to do this as an instagram challenge feel free to do that too. If you do the latter use the hashtag #mycnovember (as in “my creative november” – isn’t it handy that my initials work for everyone?)
A couple weeks ago I was on a train, one of the less loved variety, headed out to Kent. As I was going past stations I thought how unattractive some of them were and how they could do with a lick of paint or a bit of cleaning up. At one, however, I noticed a great pattern that formed in the lines of the rail on the stairs.
So my challenge this month is to go somewhere “ugly” and photograph its beauty. Or take an ugly object. I won’t suggest you ask an ugly friend.
Simply because the camera has the wonderful ability to isolate and help the photographer find the beautiful. It might be the way the light falls somewhere, or the pattern that something creates, or how a macro shot isolates something interesting.
I am reminded of that plastic bag scene in American Beauty. But hope that you don’t find this task that cheesy!
You can take part in the photo challenge simply by posting about it on your blog. Or you can join the little community I have set up over on google+. The deadline for me sharing it on my blog is 29 July, but you are of course free to post to your own blog (or the community) after that date.
Read about the capture challenge one and reveal one.