Itty bitty screens and photo composition

Black Mountains near Abergavenny, Wales. Photo: Les Haines/CC/flickr
Black Mountains near Abergavenny, Wales. Photo: Les Haines/CC/flickr

 

Is mobile photography really photojournalism? Yes. And here’s why.

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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)

Intro to MoPho & first apps

Basketball, late Monday afternoon. Photo copyright Verity Chambers
Basketball, late Monday afternoon. Photo copyright Verity Chambers

In his video, iPhone photographer Emil Pakarklis explains seven really simple techniques you can use to make your mobile photography good. As with DSLR and larger format photography, the key ingredients are light, composition, and perspective or point of view.

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Great Instagram accounts to follow

After the party. iPhone photo copyright Verity Chambers
After the party. iPhone photo copyright Verity Chambers

As with any creative pursuit, it’s hard to become a great practitioner unless you look at other people’s work. By far the best way to learn to write well is to read a lot (and then write a lot). It’s exactly the same with singing, dancing, painting and … photography.

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