By doing creative photography exercises you continue to challenge yourself and push your craft.
When I attended the Blographer in August, I got to listen to some amazing photographers. I loved Erin Cobb’s tip of changing your perspective to tell the view point of your subjects. This is a fantastic way to tell the story of what your subjects are seeing. It lets your viewers into their world.
Creative Photography Exercises
My oldest loves to feed her younger sister breakfast. I wanted to capture this sweet relationship from each of their perspective.
I see my girls eating breakfast and feeding each other. I see a sweet relationship and bond forming. Typically, we would snap this and move on. Don’t stop there! Capture each of your subject’s perspective to tell a better story.
When the older girl feeds the baby there is so much concentration. She is such a little mama and wants to be so helpful. You can clearly see her focusing on her task at hand. This is what the baby sees as the older child feeds her. A sister who wants to do it right.
No wonder she wants to help feed the baby, you can clearly see how much the baby adores her older sister. She happily eat each bit off the spoon and even gives her a few smiles in between.
Sweet and simple! Yet, if you put them together in a collage or book it adds so much more to the story to see each subject’s perspective. If you are interested in lifestyle photography, I highly suggest giving this creative photography exercise a try.
Get everyone’s perspective:
– Stuffed animal
There is so much you can do with this exercise!
If you do participate in this exercise, please post your images on our Facebook page. I’d love to see the different perspectives.