This month's assignment is "Triangles". In honor of last month's workshop, your job this month is to find Triangles.
Welcome to the LPA Photo Assignments.
There are many photo challenge sites on the internet that LPA members can join. The difference here is that you can meet many of the people who have submitted entries and ask them where, when, and how they took their photos. Most of the photos submitted here will be taken locally so that you can try your hand at these yourself. And you will be participating in a much smaller group so that your submission will not get lost in a mountain of submissions.
What do I get out of participating?
Schools use assignments to help people learn because they know that hands-on activities are some of the best ways to learn. The more photos you take the better the photographer you will become. In a challenge such as this, where time is limited, you will learn to be more creative.
What if I'm just a beginner?
These assignments are for everyone in the LPA. These aren't competitions that separate the "winners" from the "losers" or the "masters" from the "novices." They're a cooperative learning exercise. You can choose to "lurk," that is to sit back and just see what other people submit, or you can participate. You can learn from either but you will learn more by participating because it becomes more personal to you and truly hands-on. Also, everyone has something to contribute to the learning experience of others, whether by showing a unique location, an interesting camera angle, your chosen composition, or some other aspect of your photographic experience.
What kind of comments can I expect to get?
Experience has shown that truly negative comments are extremely rare, especially within the LPA (see the LPA Forums/Picture Critique). Comments should include both the good in a photo and specific ways in which a photo might be improved (i.e. different angle, different crop, etc). Remember that everyone has their own personal preferences and opinions. You shouldn't take any one person's comments too seriously or personally.
How do I go about taking a photo for an assignment?
Each assignment is based on a word or phrase, something like "red" or "changing world." Grab your camera and look for something that makes you think of the word or phrase. Keep an open mind and be creative. For example, the word may be "blue." You may choose to photograph the sky, a flower, a building, or even someone who looks sad and blue. You might want to do a Google search for "photo challenge" and see how other people have interpreted challenge words. It really is amazing the imagination that some people have. And, if you can't get outside then look for something in your house, your yard, or even in your car. There are no right or wrong choices, just the opportunity to show your work and learn from others.
A few links to other photo challenges...
Now, get shooting, head over to the gallery and upload your images.