This rock was my subject. Not that interesting? If you go closer you may reconsider.
When I was shooting that rock people were looking at me a little weird. It was located in front of the shopping mall Central in Bratislava, so you can imagine that there were a lot of people passing through. At one point, a man approached me and tried to see what I was shooting at with so much interest and passion. After a moment of concentration and study he told me that it looked like a meteorite.
Close up photography is very fascinating and creative. By moving in closer you see the subject from a different perspective. The subject is isolated, the background is out of focus, new details appear and the result is magical and unique.
Capturing a close up shot from the plants on the rock above was a great and rewarding result.
All you have to do is find the word that connects the pictures – a common word!
Did you find it? What is the word?
Pairs! That’s correct.
This is nothing more than a long-term project of mine in photography. I set a goal to find and shoot anything in pairs and make an archive. It is not easy finding objects that are in a pair, so I always keep that in mind whenever I go out with my camera.
When I was taking photography lessons, our instructor would always stress the importance of going out to implement what we learned. A great way to enhance your photography skills and your creativity is to give yourself assignments – something to focus on. Sometimes you venture out without having any idea what you are going to shoot. However, it is better to decide before what your daily assignment would be. This way you will be more aware of what you are looking for and will be focus on that. Create a variety of themes by choosing a different assignment each time, for example, one day shoot ‘patterns’, another day ‘color’ etc.
Themes of the assignments can be:
lines, shapes, colors
rule of third
depth of field
angle and much more
These kind of assignments will help you boost your creativity, improve your composition and your photography skills.