Within this new landscape there is an abundance of opportunities for you to possibly earn a little extra cash by taking photos for your local paper, magazines or online news outlets. You may be asked to cover a government meeting or the opening of a new business.
You may be taking pictures for a human interest story about a unique person in your town.
It could be features in architecture, artwork, or juxtaposition of multiple structures. Start there, and then search out triangles, circles, or combinations of shape.
Again, look for the most interesting composition you can to highlight that shape in your image.
Pick up your camera and choose a color for the day.
Go out and make images with that color as a dominant element in the image.
The reason I say this is that simple camera use can be easily learned. But learning to see creatively, learning to compose a shot, takes much more than learning buttons, dials, and controls.
These self assignments force you to look around you, to really see what you’re shooting and try to make interesting images.
Rick leads photo tours for World Wide Photo Tours and his work can be seen at Rick and you can follow him on his Facebook page and on Instagram at @rickberkphoto.
One of the biggest changes photography has seen over the last 10 years is in photojournalism and documentary photography.