What are Self Assignments and Why Do Them?
We all tend to get in creative ruts sometimes. We start assuming too much about what we can and can't photograph, and about the limits of our equipment, our film, and ourselves. These assignments (hopefully) take you out of your comfort zone and get you photographing things you might not normally shoot.
The only way to really learn is to do and the more film you put through your camera the better you'll get. Plus you get the chance to win a bunch of film. This months winner will get 30 rolls of the Fuji Professional film of their choice courtesy of our sponsor Fuji Film, runners up receive 10 rolls each.
This Month - A Dramatic Landscape
Every photographer has a couple of landscapes that they're really proud of - probably the ones hanging on their wall. This month's self assignment is to think about all those dramatic landscapes you love and to go out and shoot a dramatic landscape or cityscape of your own. The goal is to create an image that grabs people and makes them stop for a closer look.
There are really no restrictions on this one, you can use any lens or film, color or black and white, city, country, or desert, sunrise, sunset, mid-day or midnight.
The single restriction is on digital manipulation. The final image should be what was actually before your lens when you took the shot, not a composite image (save that one for a PhotoShop contest).
Lens Types (35mm format used as a reference)
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