CODP PHOTO CHALLENGE – August 2018
We enter into our 8th theme for the CODP photo challenge and it’s all about the little things. This month’s theme incorporates macro technique with unpredictable subject matter such as insects.
Each month the College of Digital photography will post a theme that will not only challenge your photographic technique, but also push your creative boundaries.
Post your 3 of your best edited images either to Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #codpza & the relevant hashtag for the monthly theme. You can also tag us in the posts @codpza for feedback on your images.
All submissions need to be up on the 15th of each month. Submissions will be showcased on our social media channels, with regular entrants standing the chance to win course & workshop vouchers! Search the hashtags to see what some of our lecturers are getting up to as well.
Interpreting a photographic theme
Understanding the theme is critical in training your photographic eye. Words act as creative prompts which help the photographer become observant to photographic opportunities that would often be lost.
A photographic theme is merely a word prompt or phrase that inspires a photograph. It does not have to be taken literally and you may interpret the theme in any way you choose. The main purpose of the theme is to evoke ideas that will assist your photographic process.
August to September 2018 THEME
Insect Macro – #codpzainsects
- Spring brings with it new blossoms, with those beautiful flowers often comes interesting winged creatures.
- When we look closer we often find a secret world or colour, shape and texture. Why not try and capture that “bee in flight” or “ant on a branch” shot?
- Early morning, twilight or on an overcast day is the best time to make insect photos, as the cold-blooded creatures slow down when the temperature is lower.
- Insects can see shadows very well, so never approach your subject from the same direction as the light or they’ll scamper away.
- This challenge is definitely an excuse to do a little set-up in the back garden with a few bedroom lamps and spend the afternoon photographing.
- Submission deadline – 15 September 2018