It's Week #5: Shoot from Above

To be shot and submitted between Sunday, Jan 24 and Sunday, Jan 31 (noon, Eastern)

And now, here is your official guide for… Week 5: Shoot from Above

Photo by: Emily Mcallister – Week 46: Extreme Angle (2015)

Tips and Tuts:

  • Lose the box. Let your imagination create something that no one else can duplicate. Emily’s shot above, from last year’s challenge “Extreme Angle” is a beautiful display of the “Rule of Thirds“, as well as the concept of “Negative Space“.
  • Go big or go small. Macro shots can give you a unique perspective to this challenge, as can shooting a regular scene from very high above!
  • Flatlay composition. Popular on Instagram and gear checklists, this unique, calculated bird’s eye view of itemized objects makes for awesome eye-candy, especially for those with an affinity for structure.
  • Patterns! Look for patterns, big or small. Beach chairs from a helicopter? A sprinkler spreading water in every direction? Pouring milk into coffee? A more “2-dimensional” challenge such as this one forces you to look for patterns that will give your photo composition the pop it deserves.
  • From Where I Stand – Another popular Instagram category, which was also a featured52Frames challenge, where you shoot down at your feet. Be sure to stand in an environment that tells a fun story.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our previous album, Shot from Above (2013) and Extreme Angle (2015). And of course, The Googles!

Extra Credit: Higher than 30 Stories

For some extra credit joojoo, gain access to the tallest building in your area, get in that elevator, and capture a magical scene for us to see. You, preferably, do NOT want to shoot through a window. Also, wide angle lenses and sunsets are your friends. Be safe. Have fun! 🙂

Check out the Googles for some inspiration.

Remember, it is not necessary to work in this Extra Credit piece. It’s extra credit!

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Past Challenges - 2015