MoPho portfolio exercises

Happy, Sydney Opera House. Photo © Verity Chambers
Happy, Sydney Opera House. Photo © Verity Chambers

A list of our weekly exercises, which you’ll need to post as a portfolio of work in a gallery on your WordPress sites for assessment. Feel free to interpret each in any way you want to, though the theme of each photograph should be clear to a viewer.

You can also do more than one photo for each theme. The more we shoot, the better we get 🙂

#silhouette
#emotion
#reflection
#portrait by a window
#warmth
#lines
#high key (not the musical kind!)
#low key (^ Ditto)
#spring
#love
#humansofTAFE
#rule of thirds
#water
#love
#5photosofarelative (that convey character and tell a story)
#ChinatownSydney (you can find the brief here)
#flower
#animal
#artisticportraitofaperson
#strangerinthestreet (in the style of Magnum photographer Trent Parke‘s street photography)
#product (two photos)

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Infographics

Today’s exercise: take a story in the news and turn it into an infographic.

READ: Some guidelines and tips for making effective graphics

Some examples (which ones work well, and which ones don’t?):

More examples and inspiration: The 100 Best Infographics

Tools for building infographics

Design templates and infographic builders:
Canva
Piktochart

60 awesome free tools (via Canva, including info on where to find illustrations, photographs, fonts and more)

Telling a story with Instagram

A snapshot of the Humans of New York Instagram account.
A snapshot of the Humans of New York Instagram account.

If you’ve been using Instagram for a while, you would be aware of a very successful (and often very beautiful) account called Humans of New York. The Insta account has now grown to include a web page, Facebook page, and a book. It’s also spawned possibly thousands of storytelling sites just like it.

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