I am so flipping excited! I just started my very first photography class!!!
The amazing photographer I'm studying with is Lisa Wiltse. She is currently living and working in Bolivia/ Rio De Janeiro (so our classes are taking place via Skype :) But I would love to visit her there for a location shoot! Bolivia's natural beauty is astounding- go here for pictures of Bolivia's natural beauty, and so is Rio's- go here for pix of Rio De Janeiro). If you want to see some amazing photography, please visit her website here. She is awesome!
So this week was my first week. We talked a lot about different techniques and perspectives. So naturally my first assignment is about perspectives. Here it is:
Here is something I call point of view, I find this really helps in exploring composition and to build an understanding of point of view and to look at a familiar setting in new ways
Point of View:
What other points of view can you find and photograph?
FIND and PHOTOGRAPH:
A Statue From the ground up
A Reflection From above
A Circle, Triangle, Square shapes from the ground up
A Tree Branch from the ground up
A Shadow From above
A Person From Close up, far away, from left, from right and in their environment
A street scene, all angles
Surprise Me! From Your Unique Point of View
I have already taken a few pictures, and I'll be posting them all here for you to peruse and enjoy.
So there will be 8 pictures in a post probably on Tuesday- 1 for every category above.
And I love this assignment and can't wait for all of the other ones- there will be 4 more, so 5 in total.
So what I was thinking was...
To have all of you lovely photographers take the class with me! So next week I will be posting my pictures, and I will invite all of you to post one picture from any of the above categories and submit it on a Linky/ contest blog I will write. I'll have guest judges and the judge will pick one winner. There will be 5 contests in total, so five winners in total, one for every weekly assignment I get for the next 5 weeks.
Then I was thinking...
I will take the 5 winners and their pictures and make a poll for all of my lovely readers to vote on! The one with the most votes will win one of my lovely crafts of their choice and a super awesome item I will reveal next week! Sweet right? The 4 runners up will receive front page spotlights on my blog for a week.
So tell me...
What do you think? Will you come and enter my contest? I would love for everyone that has a camera to enter! It DOES NOT have to be fancy, it can be a regular digital camera. What I'm looking for is feeling, passion and fun, NOT perfectly focused or photoshop pix. Will you enter? I hope you will!!!!
(I will post about the rules and each Linky will be open for a set amount of time that I will let you know next week in the contest blog so you will have some time to enter. Keep on the look out for the blog next Tuesday or Wednesday!!! :))