Flowers | Weekly Photography Challenge

This weekly photo challenge is deigned to complement our free online photography basics classes. Each week we will set a different theme and your homework is to go out and photograph a collection of images related to that theme.

 
tulips flowers red field
 

You can start this challenge whenever you like and do the different themes in any order you see fit. Think of these challenges as a photography workout. Don’t just do them once and not revisit them. If you do start these challenges as you begin our online basics classes then in a few months why not revisit older challenges to see how much better a photographer you have become.

 
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Also try to think outside the box as much as possible. Photography is as much about creative interpretation as it is about technical prowess.

 

If at any time you’d like a critique of your images then please feel free to email us.

 
flower close up macro
 
flower daisy hand
 

Photographing flowers is almost a right of passage of any photography enthusiast starting to take photography seriously. When I got my first digital camera (long, long ago) I spent hours in my parents garden photographing my mothers horticultural endeavours.

I used to build mini studios on our garden table using sheets of black card as a background and the sun as my light. Unlike studio lighting I had to wait for different times of day to change the angle of the light but it was a small comprise.

 
flower red close up black background
 

There are two obvious ways to photograph flowers : in the wild or as an arrangement. But what about man made prints? Flowers have to be one of the most commonly used patterns and textures used in design so see what you can find.

I’ve always be fascinated with heavily textured wallpaper and how thier appearance changes in different light and how shadows can create completely new compositions. Why not try creating images with real flowers and use flower patterns as part of the composition.

 
sunflower field landscape yellow
 

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