Change your genre

A set of 12 photographic challenges with a mix of genres and more individual topics.

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Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 15:05

In keeping with new year resolutions. have a go at photography genre you don't normally do. Stretch those creative muscles...
Love Nature, try people.... Love abstract, try some still life or portraiture.

For some inspiration gives these a try: https://www.shawacademy.com/blog/top-15 ... d-to-know/
https://expertphotography.com/types-of-photography/

Some tips on different Genres: https://www.format.com/magazine/resourc ... otographer
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 15:18

So my default genres is travel photography. With a good mix of street photography, the odd seascape, and long exposure.

I'm planning on doing a bit of nature photographer to stretch me. You can do a lot with a standard zoom lens. But I'm going to use this as an excuse to try out a 100-400 Fuji lens. Wex rental https://rental.wexphotovideo.com/ has a really good deal for weekend rental, so likely to use them. My aim, to submit a nature shot to the nature competition in February!

What your plan?
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Laura » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 21:44

Alright, street photography... A definite challenge for me. Might take a while to get the courage to post on here. Watch this space though... :lol:
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 22:44

Laura, happy to keep you company for street photography. Best tips I got are;
Go out with a plan eg; take a picture of someone looking at you; get someone to agree to have their picture taken. Something with yellow.
Allow a bit of space to allow the magic to happen. Eg someone to walk into the frame.
Take a step closer...
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Laura » Mon 14 Jan 2019, 14:35

Sarahrs wrote:Laura, happy to keep you company for street photography. Best tips I got are;
Go out with a plan eg; take a picture of someone looking at you; get someone to agree to have their picture taken. Something with yellow.
Allow a bit of space to allow the magic to happen. Eg someone to walk into the frame.
Take a step closer...


Hi Sarah
I was thinking of candid shots, not a pre arranged scene. I would probably try and wait for someone to walk in a scene I visualise, but who knows! I feel it might be a grab shot for me - if it happens.

Other area out of comfort for me will be the studio, e.g. the fashion photography on Wed evening, eeeeek
:shock:

All good fun!
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Iggy » Sun 27 Jan 2019, 20:56

I though that rather than people and animals, I would try photographing some waterfalls for a change.
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 27 Jan 2019, 23:03

ohhh! two waterfalls. would you take more waterfalls?
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Tue 29 Jan 2019, 16:48

Steve, looking forward to the pictures.
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 03 Feb 2019, 00:12

Challenge complete. One Otter. Many thanks to Bett for a lovely day out to Barnes Wetland Centre

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2ds2sgo]Image[/url]DSCF5254 by Sarah Shakespeare, on Flickr[/url]
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 03 Feb 2019, 21:13

So the second aspect of the challenge for me , was accessing and using a lens suitable for wildlife photography. So I rented the Fuji 100-400 lens. I was worried about whether I would like it. As I tried the f2 50-140 lens in the summer and hated it with a passion, big, bulky, heavy and not benefit for the weight. Seemed to ruin the whole point of a the Fuji CSC system. Yes, I know it a professional lens (but really, no!).

But I picked up the 100-400 lens and the weight and bulk had a purpose and it wasn't as ugly as the other lens. I learnt from Bett and got a proper shoulder strap to support the lens. Figured out the basics easy enough; but did make a few rookie errors, like putting on the 5m limiter. And not putting the Aperture high enough to ensure the pictures were sharp enough. Will definitely use the lens again, but not sure I would use it enough to purchase it. So I think renting is the future unless I see a bargain.

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