Congratulations to you shooters who participated in last week's challenge! We had a TON of people get involved, which made me very happy to see. Share this challenge with others and get your friends involved, too.
Watch the video critiques of everybody's images. Each photographer got their own separate video so they're shorter to watch.
I encourage you all to head to the gallery on Facebook where all submissions were uploaded. Check out the SGPhoto Architecture folder and leave some feedback on everybody's images. If you have a comment about how you feel the photo might have been improved, then say it. This is how we get better as photographers.
Need I mention that all comments should be positive and helpful. No trolls in the gallery, please. And be open to criticism from others.
This week's challenge is...Household. Last week took you out of your nice, warm house and forced you to look around your city. Now you're going to be staying inside and finding shots composed entirely of objects in your home.
Our homes are FULL of tiny images of beauty and story. When have you just stopped to really observe the place that you live in? Much like you were forced to open your eyes and turn upward to the buildings in your city last week, this time around you will be looking at your living environment inside and finding amazingly interesting photos that you never knew were there.
Some tips to get you started:
- You can either gather objects and arrange them or shoot objects in your house as you find them
- Make use of daylight coming in through your windows, reposition objects to have the light hit from different sides, play around with it and see how it changes your composition
- Or make use of the lights and lamps around your house. A lot of household lighting is orange, soft and can have different effects when you reposition them. When I do portraits at other people's homes, I tend to let the natural light of the scene direct the image.
- Concentrate on colours, patterns and shapes. You'll also be amazed by how the most obscure objects you find can make a great photo.
You have more time to shoot now. The submission hand-in date for EVERY challenge from now on will be the following Sunday at Noon. So now you have the weekend to play with.
Check back next Monday for the video critiques of everyone's images and to see what everybody submitted.
Use the hashtag #SGPhoto to post your progress and any tips you'd like to share as you go.
A note for when submitting your Flickr URL, you only need to submit it once even if you're uploaded many images.
So get out and get shootin'! Share this challenge with whomever you think would want to jump in on the SG Photo challenge. Anyone can join in at anytime.