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100 Creative Photography Assignments is like a photography workshop in your pocket. It’s filled with over a year’s worth of creative ideas, briefs, assignments and projects that will help you grow as a photographer.
It’s also an inspirational guide that puts the creativity back into your photography. Each brief is designed to get you looking at familiar things in new ways. Most of the assignments can be done close to home, so there’s no need to travel to exotic places.
The book is structured into twenty broad themes, with five assignments for each theme. There’s enough ideas here to keep you busy for a long time to come!
100 Creative Photography Assignments is written for you:
- The assignments encourage you to explore the world and find interesting subjects in ordinary places.
- With 100 assignment ideas there are plenty that will appeal to you.
- It’s easy to read. The book comes in three formats – PDF, ePub and Mobi for Kindle so you can choose the one that is best for your device.
What you will learn
The aim of 100 Creative Photography Assignments is to help you grow as a creative photographer.
As you work your way through the assignments you’ll start to see connections and themes. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of what creative photography means to you, and how you can develop your ideas and interests with long term projects.
You’ll discover how to look back at photos you’ve made in the past and see how they can fit creative briefs, and how they can guide you to new ideas and projects.
You’ll also learn what to do when you feel stuck or at a creative crossroads. With 100 assignments to choose from you’ll never run out of ideas again.
The story behind the book
A few years ago I got stuck as a photographer. I didn’t know what to photograph, how to find an interesting subject or how to move forward. Finally, I decided to set myself a project photographing craftspeople – people who make things with their hands. I started by contacting a local artist and potter to see if I could photograph them at work. Both said yes, the project got started, and I found my way forward.
Now, I realize the breakthrough was giving myself an assignment with a clear brief. And I wish I had given myself more briefs, and seen how I was surrounded by interesting subjects. I just had to look at familiar subjects differently, and make an effort to photograph them.
So I put together a set of 50 black and white assignments in a book that was published last year. It was so popular that I decided to write another book, with even more assignments. The aim is to give you the same spark of inspiration that I gave myself all those years ago.
I wrote this book imagining that I could go back in time and give it to myself ten or twenty years ago. I would have been a more purposeful photographer and built a much better portfolio of work. Now you can benefit from the lessons I’ve learned.
Creative Photography Assignments: Themes & Projects (bonus ebook)
Your purchase includes Creative Photography Assignments: Themes & Projects, a PDF that shows you how to develop the assignments into long term themes and mini projects that are easy to tackle. There are several examples from my own photography, showing how the assignments benefit experienced photographers as well as less experienced ones.
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The Assignments bundle
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Buy 100 Creative Photography Assignments and The Magic of Black & White: 50 Assignments together for just $20.
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100 Creative Photography Assignments ebook
Title: 100 Creative Photography Assignments
Length: 126 double page spreads (plus 18 page bonus ebook)
Words: approx 16,600 (plus bonus ebook)
Format: PDF, Epub and Kindle Mobi 8. You can view the PDF of 100 Creative Photography Assignments using the free Adobe reader software on any PC or tablet. You can also read it on the iPad using iBooks – it has been optimized for iPad viewing. You can read the epub or mobi versions on tablets and smart phones.
How to use this book
In the forest
Lone tree in the landscape
Sea (or lake)
Architecture and the sea
People and the sea
Landscapes and the sea
Single dominant color
Orange and blue
Cram color in
Bowls and plates
Frames and people
Windows and doors
Framed by color
Antiques & vintage items
Explore your neighborhood
Keep it simple
Flowers in context
On the outside
Your local neighborhood
In the area
Ruins and abandoned buildings
Sheds, greenhouses, garages and home offices
Markets, museums and stores
Black & White
In the street
Capture character (place)
Capture character (portrait)
Shoot at night
The big city
Small towns and cities
A famous view
Light and shadow
Embrace hard light
Bright subject, dark background
Shadow as a frame
Pots and planters
People and gardens
Through the window
Groups of three
Limited color palettes
A sense of place (twilight)
A sense of place (gritty reality)
Low light portraits
The intimate landscape
The nondescript landscape
People in the landscape
Relationships and connection
Cultural celebrations or activities
The magic of childhood