It's Week #10: Pattern

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Patterns are a fun thing to photograph. From small details to big pictures, from abstract to journalistic, many times the photographer has a way of giving a certain perspective to the viewer that they otherwise wouldn’t ordinarily see. This week, find the patterns in your life and document them as best as you can!


Tips and Tuts for this week:

  • Get close! Try a macro shot and fill the frame with a small part of an everyday scene, you’d be amazed how many patterns you find this way!
  • BREAK the pattern! An abstract pattern is a cool thing to photograph (some of my favorites), but breaking the pattern will allow your subject to really pop and give it more interest. Check out this video for a nice example (start at the 1:31 mark).
  • Seek a less-obvious pattern in your environment. Traffic lights in a row, a rental car parking lot, three people sitting next to each other on their phones. Keep that mind open!
  • Check out these lovely tips and examples, here, here, here, and here!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our “Pattern” album from 2016, and “Repetition” from 2015! And of course, The Googles! Oh you sweet Googles. 






Extra Credit: Found in Nature

For some extra credit joojoo, find your patterns in nature. What better way to come across patterns than finding these beautiful designs as the universe intended it. There’s a whole world out there. Go and explore it!

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