After being called out on the forum for not updating the ‘weekly challenge’ in more than a few months I’ve decided to resurrect it in a new format. While it will still function the same – you’ll get a prompt with an example or two from Flickr or my own work – it will function a little differently.
Basic Ideas for the Assignment Series
- First – it might not be exactly a weekly assignment, but I’ll try to keep it fairly regular.
- Second – The posts will be published both here on the blog and within the new Assignments forum.
- Third – Submissions can be embedded using HTML from sites like Flickr by guests or if you’re a forum member you can upload images to the forum. Comments are shared between the blog and forum.
- Finally – this just a fun way for us to try and get each other photographing new things. Suggest themes when they pop into your head as one of the reasons that the last ‘weekly challenge’ failed was for lack of themes. The more ideas that I’m fed the easier it will be for me to keep things going – plus if you’re the one submitting the theme odds are you’re at an advantage when it comes to completing the challenge.
[Assignment #1] Windows & Doors
To kick things off – I’m going to use the first suggestion that I received from the person who called me out – Windows and Doors.
It’s an awesome theme, one that I am going to be taking part in myself, and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with. Windows and doors can be used in many ways within a photograph – you can make them your subject, or you can use them to frame your subject. They can be old and rustic or clean and modern and best of all they can be found nearly everywhere on the planet!
Here are some ideas that I found for a quick search on Flickr’s creative commons collection to get you inspired.
Photo By: Matvey Andreyev
Photo By: paul hyde
Photo By: terrydu
While I won’t be enforcing anything – this assignment theory works best if you make the time to go out and photograph a new photograph within the theme as opposed to browsing through your archives for a photograph that fits the theme. Nothing says you can’t revisit the same location and take the same shot – but doing that is even better than simply posting something that you took months or years ago – you’d only be cheating yourself.
Can’t wait to see the submissions!
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