Thank you so much to all who joined the photography challenge from the last week about Five Stories of Tea. All your entries were absolutely beautiful and I hope you enjoyed, had fun and got out of your comfort zone. More of you asked me about the next challenge, so here it is: “The number 3″.
Number 3 is very important in food photography: composition rule of thirds, rule of 3 – objects grouped in odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye, or you need 3 objects to create a triangle – which is very often used in food photography.
When you will style your scene for this challenge, think in number 3. You can consider:
- use 3 different ingredients – your choice if food, vegetables or fruits or anything else, you are free to choose the subject
- the rules of thirds,
- composing a triangle with objects (3 bowls, 3 plates, or 3 glasses if shooting a drink)
- 3 objects creating a leading line,
- 3 layers would be interesting too,
- or triadic colour palette,
- or anything else…
You do not need to incorporate all these bullet points into the image, feel free to incorporate one, two or more rules, from creating simple to more advanced compositions. It’s totally up to you. Surely, try to think out of your comfort zone, try to create something new than you normally do and free up your creativity.
When posting your image, please, mention what kind of “The number 3” you incorporated into your image.
See some examples where I incorporated The number 3 rule:
Why to consider joining a photography challenge?
If you feel uninspired, if you feel stuck and not creative, this is a great moment for you to join me.
This challenge is for everyone who wants to push themselves to think out of the box, who wants to experiment and learn how to work with what we have, being more creative.
No matter if you are at the beginning or advanced level, or you do photography professionally.
This is the perfect time to practice, experiment and learn from each other.
Remember, it’s about having fun, experimenting and being creative.
WHAT YOU GET IF YOU PARTICIPATE
There is no winner in this challenge but you will learn a lot. This challenge will push you to think out of the box and get out of your comfort zone. You will discover new angles, new compositions or props you have never used before.
HOW LONG IT LASTS; WHEN I SHOULD POST THE IMAGES
This challenge will last for one week, starting from today 03 March, till 10 April (Friday).
There is no specific day when to post the images, you can post them any time you wish within that week.
However, if you wish, feel free to post your images also after this date, please, do so, I will be very happy to see your photos.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS CHALLENGE
The goal is to learn from each other, get inspired, experiment more with what we have, and push our photography skills to the next level.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Everyone, around the globe. You can be a beginner or professional food photographer. It’s about learning and getting inspired from each other.
HOW TO REGISTER
You do not need to register with any email, all you have to do is to follow @healthygoodiesbylucia on instagram, so I can see your images. Please, tag me on your images and mention me also in a caption.
HOW TO SUBMIT AND TAG YOUR IMAGES
Tag your images with @healthygoodiesbylucia, mention me also in a caption and use also a hashtag #capturelearnandinspire
If you need some inspiration, what you can include into your images:
- Use table and different angles of shooting,
- Use Chairs as your background
- Different table clothes or other background you have at home, maybe a window is a great place you haven’t discovered before
- Different angles of photographing but also different angles of the light source
- Incorporating movement into the images
- Creating different colour palette
- Use props of different texture
- Consider including maybe some cakes etc, but remember the main star should be tea.
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Author: LUCIA MARECAK
Hi there! My name is Lucia, I am a Recipe Developer, Food Blogger and Food & Lifestyle Photographer. I am passionate about creating healthy recipes and mindful photography.
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