Photo 101: Photography Assignments, Days 11-15

Here we are, in week three of Blogging U.’s “Photography 101” Class.

Pop of Color: Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.

Purple Flower
Somewhere on the UCLA campus was this purple flower.

Architecture: Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall would have been perfect for this assignment! Except I already used it last week as my “landmark”. Luckily, I happened to be in Pasadena last week, and snapped a few of the Pasadena City Hall.
Pasadena City Hall - black and white photography

Moment: Capture a fleeting moment and experiment with blur and movement.
Baby hummingbirds in their nest
These baby hummingbirds were left in their nest while their parents were off foraging for food. Shortly after I took this shot, the birds flew the coop.

Swarm: Show us something that overruns your scene, but observe and compose carefully before you click the shutter.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Taj Mahal. I normally don’t like people in my photos, but when you are India’s most notable tourist attraction, what can you do?

Landscape: It’s a big world out there! Show us what you see in a landscape.
Eiger, Monch, Junfrau. Swiss Alps, Switzerland
My favorite landscape of all time. Here is a view of the the Swiss Alps (The Eiger, The Mönch and Jungfrau) from Murren’s cog station. The hills are alive with the sound of…mooing.

That’s it for this week. Maybe I will scout some more architecture sites this weekend…What are some of your favorite architectural buildings?


6 thoughts on “Photo 101: Photography Assignments, Days 11-15

  1. These pictures are beautiful! I wish to travel the world like you one day!

    I have nominated you and your blog for a Leibster Award. I chose you because I enjoy reading your blog and your ideas!
    What do you do next? Come to my blog and copy and answer the 11 questions at the end to a new blog post on your blog and nominate 11 of your favorite bloggers who have less than 500 followers! Happy blogging!

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