Photo Assignment: The Shadow of an Object

Photo challenges (or photo “assignments”) are a great way of helping us to step out of our comfort zones with the camera. We post one new challenge to our forums monthly, were everyone is welcome to push themselves in coming up with spectacular photos based on the theme which we assign! Remember, the name of the game here is not only great photography, but having fun and thinking creatively. And your assignment theme is…

The Assignment Theme Is…

Assignment #61 Theme: The Shadow of an Object
Timeframe: Jan 16th to Jan 31st, 2012
Entries are to be submitted here: Assignment #61: The Shadow of an Object (PhotographyBB Forums)

The challenge is to take a BRAND NEW representing the given theme.

We’ve done shadows before, but this time we’re doing it with a twist – the shadow must be of an inanimate object. Working with shadows are a great way to improve both composition and your skill with light. Will you use a flash, or natural lighting? Shadows are a great subject as they are devoid of detail, and thus challenge you to work with form and shape. Will your object’s shadow be instantly recognizable or abstract? All is fair game, and everyone is welcome to participate. Be creative and have fun.

Important (Please Read): With all of our photo assignments, the object (besides having fun) is to learn something new, even if that means learning how to see the world around you in a different way. Therefore, we only accept entries for new photos which have been taken during the assignment time frame (see above). You may submit up to 3 entries in total, and the top 3 photos will be selected and published (with image acknowledgments) in an upcoming issue of the PhotographyBB Online Magazine.

Click HERE to Submit Your Photo!


Why Should You Participate?

In our efforts to help photographers grow and improve, our photography assignments are designed to test and push your creative bounds to the limit. These photo assignments are intended to encourage our members to see the world in different ways, try new camera techniques, and photograph subject which you may normally shy away from. We feel that in doing this, you will ultimately find new challenges for yourself which will help us to all grow as photographers. Our photography assignments are open to everyone at all skill levels and are to be submitted through our assignments section in the PhotographyBB Forums. Membership is completely free and you can register in seconds, so feel free to join our community of photographers where we participate in assignments, share photos, and discuss photography all day long. We have a supportive and friendly community of photographers and beginners, and this is a great way to get to know one another. Have fun, and happy photographing!

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