Out of the or­di­nary

Take our cre­ative chal­lenge to­day

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Take on our themed photography chal­lenge. This month, we get cre­ative with tooth­brushes.

It’s fun to take a walk with your cam­era and snap in­ter­est­ing things as you go, but there’s an­other type of photography that in­volves plan­ning ev­ery el­e­ment of the shot from start to fin­ish. This ap­proach ex­er­cises your cre­ativ­ity as well as your tech­ni­cal skills, forc­ing you to think out­side the box, so the team here at Dig­i­tal Photo de­cided to set our­selves a chal­lenge.

The rules are sim­ple: ev­ery month, three mem­bers of the DP team are tasked with cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful, mem­o­rable or thought-pro­vok­ing im­ages from ev­ery­day ob­jects – the more mun­dane the bet­ter! Us­ing the most pow­er­ful tool in ev­ery pho­tog­ra­pher’s arse­nal – imag­i­na­tion – each must at­tempt to make an im­age that in­spires and de­lights. In do­ing so, the cho­sen trio demon­strate how you, too, can make cre­ative think­ing part of your photography tool­kit. Pro­cess­ing neg­a­tives has al­ways been a vi­tal part of the cre­ative process – this was as true in the ana­logue era as it is to­day – so the par­tic­i­pants are free to post-process their shots if they like. All that’s im­por­tant is to make a great pic­ture.

With our ex­perts’ im­ages fresh in your mind, it’s then over to you to put your own spin on the ideas they’ve used and cre­ate your own im­age. Work­ing within lim­i­ta­tions will force you to shoot things in a way you’d never con­sid­ered be­fore!

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