It's Week #7: My Other Hobby

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Photo by: Ian Mowat – Week 29: Transportation (2016)

Every Framer here has something in common. We all love photography. Some of us are professionals. Some of us are just starting out and using this project to learn and make ourselves better photographers. Some of us just really like that click sound that happens when we snap a shot (guilty)! 

At the beginning of the year, we got the chance to see what everyone looks like. Now we want to know what else you love to do! Are you a reader? A knitter? Do you like making elaborate sandcastles or lifelike snowmen? Show us the activities that make you, you!


Tips and Tuts for this week:

  • Before you pull out your camera, think for a few minutes. What is it that you love to do? Are there different ways to do it? How can you capture this activity in a way that is unique to YOU?
  • Pay attention to your composition! A quieter activity such as reading or cooking may be better portrayed with a closer, tighter crop, whereas an activity like dancing or running may work better with with a wider angle.
  • Remember what you’ve learned so far! Rule of thirds, leading lines, complementary colors – use these tools when telling your story!
  • Think about your perspective. Is the viewer “watching” you perform your craft? Or perhaps it’s a first-person angle and the viewer is in your shoes? Perhaps there’s no person at all, but the tools you use, neatly displayed, that tell the story.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out “My Personality” from 2015, and 500px



Extra Credit: Off-camera Flash

For some extra credit joojoo, use an external flash! This will change your shoot from documenting, to crafting a “set up” shot. Using light can be a great way to create a silhouette, light up just a specific part of what you are capturing, or craft a certain look to your story. Check out this great primer and types of lighting patterns to get yourself started with off-camera lighting!

Check out The Googles for more inspiration!!


Remember, it is not necessary to keep this Extra Credit challenge in mind while shooting. It’s extra credit!

*Please note!! You can only submit ONE photo per week, for the week’s challenge. This photo can include the “Extra Credit” part of the challenge, or the “regular” challenge, but you can never submit more than one photo!

Past Challenges 2016

Past Challenges - 2015