41: Assignment Forty One: Architecture

“If You Build It…” … someone is gonna need a photo of it. Architecture is a very viable and strong segment of commercial photography. It has its own language and challenges, and as well, its own total niche. Our assignment is to fully document a historical building in...

40: Assignment Forty

This assignment is similar to many we get in the commercial realm. It is usually for an ad or a collateral piece and it features a product, thing, item, or widget. In order to give the thing scale, or to show it as a dimensional item, a person is included in the shot....

39: Assignment Thirty Nine: A Mundane Subject

Sometimes we have to shoot boring stuff. And that can be really easy. Sometimes we have to shoot boring stuff and make it look really cool, or awesome, or inspiring – at least inspiring enough to lead to a purchase. And THAT can be really hard. So this portfolio...

38: CATCH UP OR RE-SHOOT

Please use this week to do any catch up or free shooting that you need to do. If you have missed an assignment, please do it now. If you feel you can do one much better than you did, then do a redo. No pressure for either one, but those are the options. No Free Shoot...

Thursday Evening Catch All Class

CATCH ALL / MAKE UP CLASS If you cannot make it to the regular Project 52 class time, or have found it difficult to maintain those dates, this class is for you. Thursday evenings at 6PM, Pacific. WEBINAR SIGN UP Still upload to the regular time you may normally...

37: Assignment Thirty Seven: Hot Hot Hot

ASSIGNMENT THIRTY SEVEN: HOT HOT HOT! This is a restaurant menu cover and the client wants it to be “HOT HOT HOT” – also the tag line of his restaurant. The food is Tex-Mex and Thai combined in exciting new dishes that are heavy on spice, and a bit hot. The menu is a...

36: Assignment Thirty Six: Two Relatable Images

That's the assignment: Two images that you shoot that relate to each other - by YOUR influence. I guess that makes it a “Sort of a Free Shoot”. This is a portfolio builder exercise and I need you to pour your heart and soul into these two shots. The goal is to do two...

35: Assignment Thirty Five: Elegant Writing Tool

This is kind of an interesting play of concept and technique. I want you to illustrate an article on a great writer who is deceased. the shot will be a two page spread, landscape and in color. The writer is known for her mystery novels, and most of them were written...

34: Assignment Thirty Four: People in Motion

We shot the methods of rolling along in the world back in assignment 18 I believe. Now we are going to focus on the people who love their transportation choices. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, skates... whatever moves us moves those who love to...

33: Assignment Thirty Three: A Portrait

This week we go easy on everyone. We have had lots of parameters on your people shooting and this week we have none. I just want to see a lovely portrait. Take something for your portfolio. Make it awesome. Bring any story, idea, concept to life and have it be in...

32: Assignment Thirty Two: Hero Image

This is an editorial portrait. It is specifically for a regional magazine and it is all yours creatively. This is far more of a challenge than it may seem at the first moment of excitement when the Art Director tells you that the advertorial will be running three...

31: Assignment Thirty One: Portrait of a Musician

Assignment Thirty One: Portrait of a Musician (NO BAND SHOTS) This is an example of what we call a "press junket" shoot. A musician is ready to release an album in a few months, so they need some PR photographs to start to prime the marketing pumps and get the info...