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Assignment #26 – Water

Water is everywhere in photography and it presents many challenges. There are reflections and movements to work with and in this exercise, you will take a deeper look at water.

Find water anywhere: lakes, streams, puddles, your kitchen sink, even the glass on your kitchen table.

Pay attention to reflections and use them to your advantage in the photographs. Use this opportunity to get familiar with a polarizing filter (a very useful tool in your camera kit), so you can accentuate or eliminate reflections.

Play with the motion of a stream or the crashing waves. Notice the difference between stopping the flow of water and allowing it to blur to create a real sense of movement.

Be sure to make water the subject and not an accent to the image. Water alone is beautiful and mysterious, and your challenge is to explore all of its potential as a subject.

Give this a try, and share your creative compositions at Muench University! As always, constructive comments on others’ images are encouraged, and our pros will offer some helpful commentary as well.

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Assignment #13 – Reflections

Reflection photography means using a reflective or mirror-like surface to capture an artistic version of a subject. Reflections can create depth in an image, or help us to emphasize our subject by repeating it or showing it in a new way.

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Every community has birds, and it’s not tough to find them. While your local birds may not be the most exotic, they still represent a great opportunity for practicing your photography.