What with spring springing up just about everywhere (at least here in the northern hemisphere), I thought this might be a good time to focus on COLOR. We’ve had several assignments here that involved SPECIFIC colors, but this one involves color in general.
Your mission for this assignment is to take photos in which COLOR is the primary subject. It can be a single color, various shades of one color, a couple of colors or lots of colors. Walk around your world, camera in hand, with your mind and your eye focused on color and see what jumps out at you. Get in close and fill the frame with color if you can. BE CREATIVE with color.
The rules for the assignment are, as always, quite simple:
- Your photos have to be NEW, as in taken between now and Sunday evening, April 15 – NOT something you took last year, last week or even yesterday for that matter. New. Fresh. Now. No digging old photos out of your hard drive, ya hear? The idea is to take your camera out with the theme in mind and come up with the most interesting and creative COLOR shots that you possibly can.
- The photos you submit must feature COLOR in some prominent way.
That’s it. If you’re in, start taking your COLOR pics now. Sometime between now and Sunday evening, April 15, email up to SEVEN of your favorites to me at 39DegN@gmail.com and put “COLOR” in the subject line. Please send your photos to me as large as possible and if I don’t already know your name, be sure to include it so I can give you credit. Feel free to include captions if you wish, but they are not required. The results of this assignment will be posted in the blog on Tuesday, April 17.
As always with these assignments, please keep in mind that you don’t need a fancy schmancy camera to play along. DSLR, point-and-shoot, camera phone… it doesn’t matter. My photography assignments are just for fun and to help you become a better photographer by training your eye to see specific things or by practicing certain techniques. There’s no critique involved, no judges, no winners, no prizes… just photos of COLORNESS with whatever camera you have available.
OK, let’s get busy!
Here are a few examples from my archives: