Shades of Light – Challenge 2019-20

In the coming year, I’d like us to try and think about photography differently from normal club competition photography.

Similar to the Seasons Challenge in the previous year we’ll have four challenges. Unlike the previous challenges, you won’t know what the next challenge is until the end of the current challenge. The reason is so you won’t be distracted, you might need to do a little research to manage your own creative thoughts around the theme. I trust this enables you to think deeper about the process and the concepts. Included are links to help define the challenge and provide pointers to help you.

Fundamentally these challenges won’t be hard but will challenge your thinking and may require you to do a little research on the internet.

The first challenge for 2019-20 is entitled “Contrast”.

Contrast Definition: refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colours, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement, and drama.

Sites worth a read or view,

https://sites.google.com/site/principlesofdesignsite/home/contrast

https://expertphotography.com/contrast-in-photography/

https://photographylife.com/understanding-contrast-in-photography

https://www.lifewire.com/contrasting-colors-in-design-1078274

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIxHXpDDcc
     Interesting ways to add contrast using Lightroom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncn3-hI3-GQ
     Contrast discussion starts at 13:40

https://www.pinterest.com.au/photolizardavid/contrast/
     A collection of images from my Pinterest page to generate some thought
     and examples.

In this year’s Challenge, I hope to bring to you subjects and themes to challenge you but importantly bring about a different way to see photography.

Cheers David