I just started Project Basho’s six month Inspiration and Vision photography course. I’m very excited to see where it will take my photography and self-expression!
I took their Foundations of Digital Photography course last year just after starting my sabbatical. It was a dedicated 6 weeks, but unfortunately it was during the winter (minus snow), so I wasn’t as happy with how my photos turned out. However, it made a huge difference when I set out for South America last February and has increased my technical and photo processing abilities.
Here’s a selection of my favorites, check out the full photoset on Flickr!
- Take or convert to black and white. This helps remove distractions and focus more on construction, form, shape, and story.
- Focus on structure. Take time composing the image, really study and experiment with your subject.
- View your photos upside down. This makes you focus on the abstract and see other shapes and forms in your photos.
- Shoot more than one photo. Don’t choose one subject after another (snapshots), take about 30 photos of each subject you choose.