Out of the ordinary
Take our creative challenge today
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!