Thank you to all the street photographers who are keeping our Streettogs Academy Facebook page a very nice and active community. Thank you for all of your participation and to Jomel “Dada Bear” Bartolome for our previous assignment. Our Assignment no. 3 editor’s choice, Bertrand Domas came up with a nice assignment for us. It was inspired by one of his favorite photographers. To pull it off, you need to have mastery of one of the basic types of light a street photographer encounters.
Given those thoughts, Bertand’s assignment for us is….
Alex Webb’s The suffering of light is one of Bertrand’s favorite photographic works. The book has extensive use of the strong light which gives great contrast and if used correctly, you can create great silhouettes. Another photographer that uses this is Constantine Manos shown through his work, American Color.
Strong light usually comes out during the golden hour but when the evening comes, you can try to find spot lights or city lights that emit a strong light. Try and be creative and try to avoid the obvious.
Here are the mechanics:
- Upload your photos interpreting the theme in the designated assignment album!
- No words and captions, just your name, and place where you took the photo.
- On the comment on your own photo, post a link to your site (flickr, tumblr, webpage etc.) so that your photo would easily appear on the group’s feed. (Please do it only once)
- Feel free to use film, digital, instant film, mobile phones, etc. Any Camera will do
- Keep the file appropriate for web viewing (at least 72 dpi), no need for hi-resolution.
Other things to know:
- We encourage you to shoot during the duration of the 2 weeks instead of raiding your archives.
- It should go without saying but please post photos that you own.
- This assignment will run from Sept. 18 to Oct. 2 2014
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions or clarifications in the group page.
- Be open to learning, get up to the challenge, and of course have fun doing it!