If you have been following my daily articles, you've been working quite hard lately learning all the various photo tips and rules... Now let's try our hands at a truly enjoyable photo job - which could make you famous in your community! I am aware that those of us who've been bitten by the photo bug regularly wake up in the morning wanting to shoot at something, but we just don't know what!
Here's a job that can be carried out in a few minutes or can continue years - and it's entirely up to you...
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Most communities have some sort of historical society. If you can't locate a listing for one, try contacting the local library. Pay them a visit once you've tracked them down and ask to see old photographs of the region. Locate a shot taken back as far as possible, the middle 1800's is perfect, and get a copy of the photo. Now take your equipment, go to the exact same place and shoot a modern day photo from precisely the same vantage point, etc. Attempt to duplicate as a lot of the photo as you can... if there's a horse and buggy going down the road, contain an automobile at the same place in your photo. Whether there are people strolling down the sidewalk, place some people in yours also! I'm certain you know what I mean! You're striving to replicate as much as you can. (Do not forget to take the shot at the same time of day!)
Once you are finished, print them out side by side. This job is going to educate you more than you can really ever predict! It's going to teach you to look for and be observant of details, although it will not only educate you on the best way to work with your gear. Not only that, this project is perfect for kids just starting out in photography all the way through old retired master shooters. Everything depends on you and just how much detail you need to convey.
For example... In the initial photograph with folks wandering down the sidewalk... does your photo reveal them?
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A photo by a teenaged beginner may not. It's OK. Shoot at your own level! Are you sophisticated? In that case the strollers are contained! We can even go deeper in case you would like to... Is it the same size family group as the original? Are they made up of the same mixture? (Guy, woman, three kids.)
To put it differently, you can keep it simple - no people at all! Only the place. Or you'll be able to get as complicated as you need. This project is a guaranteed way to get known in your community - once people have seen your before and following photos. Compile them into a collection and donate a copy to the neighborhood historical society, library, Chamber of Commerce.
Subsequently, do it again! Before long you are going to have enough of them to put together a 'then and now' type of novel! Chambers of Commerce love this kind of thing!
YOU'RE going to enjoy this photo endeavor! Not only will you've got a lot of fun, learn to master your gear and produce a critical photo 'eye.' You will quickly become known in the community for your photography! To learn more, assess the resources box!