4.1 Independent Project One
What you photograph in this project is completely up to you. It could be a portrait of your kids, a landscape, something for your classes/classroom, a themed image, etc. Make it challenging, useful and fun for yourself. I'm sure I'll enjoy it too.
There is so much helpful information online - if you googled, "landscape golden hour desert", you are going to get back examples, tips, and lessons galore. You are absolutely not alone - gazillions (that may be a small exaggeration, it's more like bazillions) of folks like us are looking to share ideas towards improving our photography.
If you are looking for additional ideas, there are numerous weekly photo challenges that could provide motivation, peer feedback, and bring out the competitor in you. Jump in, get inspired and submit your photo to the group and this assignment.
- PetaPixel Weekly Challenge
- Digital Photography School Weekly Challenge Results
- Flickr Weekly Challenge - This is one of many groups on Flickr that have weekly challenges. You can join them all!
Post your independent project photo here for evaluation. You may embed image(s) in your post or if they are large and you want to show them off in higher resolution, you can attach them. You may also do both as described in the video below. You are welcome to post several images.
Also, write a paragraph describing your project. You might include some of these thoughts:
- What you did for this assignment.
- How you composed the shot - lighting, camera settings, gear, etc. Less can be more!
- What was new for you?
- Links to helpful (or useless) tutorials you used.
- Any useful MacGyver hacks?
- Would you recommend this activity to others?
- Will you be using this activity in your instruction and if so, how?
- Any other thoughts, observations, and insights.
(psst....it's not cheating to improve your photos in LightZone)