1. Frame your subject
Use natural features or man made to create a frame around your subject – tree branches, parts of a building – your subject will need to be in focus but not necessarily the ‘frame’.
2. Create a Macro or close up of a single object
3. Create a Portrait of a Stranger
The aim is not to choose a family member or friend but someone you do not know – this could be a model/actor on one of our summer meets or a street portrait – it can be posed or natural. It can be scary to ask a stranger if you may take their photo but almost always they will be flattered that you have noticed them and say yes.
4. Show Movement in an action
animal, person, nature or object. Control your shutter speed and aperture or, maybe try panning
5. Creative Aperture
(i) use a narrow aperture to achieve a Starburst in light either natural or artificial
(ii) use wide aperture to create a blurred, Bokeh background
6. Intimate Landscape
This is a ‘new’ form of landscape where the photographer selects a feature within a large landscape. ImageZ CC is taking part in an interclub competition next season where the subject is Intimate Landscape so it is an important element to the challenge – start practising.
Do think back to the talk by Astrid McGhecan and aim to create feelings in all your images
The first meeting of the 2021-2022 season will showcase some if your work from the Summer Challenge