Day 13: Exploring depth
There are hundreds of different photography challenges online. A simple Google search will produce endless results from professionals and experts suggesting you should take their challenge.
I spend some time researching a bunch of them trying to see who offers something that best suits my needs. I learned quickly that most challenges are based on the core principles of photography. Portraits, landscapes, lighting conditions, shutter speeds, etc. Where they differ is on creativity.
Some are to the point, teaching you the fundamentals. Others allow you to explore what you already know by stretching your creativity, taking the same old boring shot using different techniques.
And then there are those that understand you are just starting out and it is more of a hobby for you and give some buffer between challenges. A.k.a. free days.
In your free day, you can choose to rest and do nothing, or you can take your camera and build your own challenge for the day. I opted in for the later.
On my free day, I decided I needed to explore depth in my photos a bit more. Am still not very confident with creating depth.
It was a beautiful day outside so I decided to go for a walk around y neighborhood. I only grabbed my 80–200mm lens because I wanted to restrict myself in capturing an interesting composition in a much more compact and narrow field of view.
I experimented with various themes and compositions and tried to place my surroundings in a way that will create the sense of space between my foreground and background.
I consider myself lucky living on the street I do as we get a plethora of interesting buildings, beautiful plants and lots of colors to play with in post.
After snapping more than 100 shots and spending more than an hour outside, I called it quits and rushed home to begin editing all the beautiful shots I capture.