Creative Smartphone Photography

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It’s time to go beyond the single snapshot. In this assignment, the objective is to capture an experience by shooting a series of images. Tell a story by taking thirty shots in thirty minutes with your smartphone.
Smartphone: Your phone is made for this kind of spontaneous shooting.
DSLR and PAS (point-and-shoot) users: Leave your camera behind and head out with your phone, if it has a camera.

Step 1

Charge your phone and set a timer for thirty minutes. Then simply take a shot of whatever grabs your attention at one-minute intervals. Don’t stop to think, “Will this make a good shot?” Just shoot it.

Step 2

Take a walk, bring someone with you, go alone, sit at your desk ... anything goes.

Step 3

Make a collage of your favorite shots from the day.

Step 4

This photography excercise is excerpted with permission from "Creative Photography Lab: 52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression with your Camera" by Steve and Carla Sonheim and published by Quarry Books.

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