Made It Halfway Through Your Photo 365 And Need Some Ideas/Inspiration?

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Congrats for making it this far with your Photo 365/Project365! It’s called a challenge for a reason! But you might be having a hard time coming up with some ideas…so how about a few from the Learn Photo365 Photography Assignment app to help you back on track!

One of the new assignment additions is a 30 day subject challenge, where it gives you a random subject to photograph for an entire month!

The challenge of course is to find interesting ways to shoot the same subject.

So, how about a….

ACTION FIGURE!

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A lot of fun can be had with action figures. I did a short series of shots with my son’s Master Chief from Halo.
Full set here.

Here are some ideas to get your started:

LIGHT
Backlight, spotlight, sidelight, top light, and of course, monster lighting.

CONTRASTS
Put the figure against a colored background that contrasts it’s color or tone. Or if it’s a “boy” toy, put it with a bunch of “girl” toys.

MULTIPLES
Grab a bunch of action figures and see what interesting patterns you can make.

HIDE IT!
Make it a fun game by hiding them in a location and seeing if your viewer can find them.


MORE TIPS BELOW!

For eve more ideas, check out my LearnPhoto365 Photography Assignment Generator Apps on the app store, a unique photography app that’s meant to inspire you to take great photos!

Perfect for anyone taking part in a Photo 365 challenge, there are over a hundred individual assignments and hundreds of thousands of potential random ones. Versions available for iPhone/iPod and iPad, including free versions so you can try them out! Full details, including reviews and tour videos of the apps can be found at www.learnphoto.ca/apps Even if you only download the free version that would help get it up the app store lists!


SCAVENGER HUNT
Come up with a list of words/descriptors that you can attempt to find with your camera!

Here’s a random list of 10 words I just got from the app!
POLITE
TWIRLS
HIGH
DIRTY
REVOLUTIONARY
STICKY
SERIOUS
HAPPY
ALIVE
NOISY

RANDOM OBJECT/TECHNIQUE

This assignment gives you a random object and technique to shoot it with. It can come up with some pretty crazy combinations!

OBJECT: KNIFE
TECHNIQUE: SPOTLIGHT

OBJECT: PLUNGER
TECHNIQUE: REFLECTED IN SOMETHING

OBJECT: TRAIN TRACKS
TECHNIQUE: AT SUNSET

VERSE TO VISUAL
Illustrate your favourite quote, song lyric, poem, saying, riddle, or book passage with a photograph!

Here’s two from the app!
“Light up the darkness”
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

SELFIE365:
For those of you taking a photo a day of yourselves, here’s some ideas from the Selfie365 challenge assignment:

-HANDS IN THE AIR
-HOLDING A RUBBER CHICKEN
-CREATING ART
-IN FRONT OF AN ABANDONED BUILDING

SHARING YOUR PHOTOS:
I’ve created two groups of FLICKR to share images taken inspired by the apps
Add your photos to your flickr stream, then JOIN the group and select ADD PHOTOS.
For SLR/P&S shooters put your images here:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/learnphoto365

For Iphotographers shooting with iphones/ipod touches, put your images here:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/ilearnphoto365/

Best of luck with the next half of your Photo 365!

Noel Chenier
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Photographer and teacher
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