Ted Forbes, from the Art of Photography Channel on You Tube, regularly features work submitted to him for his Photo Assignment challenges. Below are some videos showing some of the work submitted so far.
Photo Assignment #13 deals with self-portraits in photography. Looking back on the history of photography this phenomenon isn't just limited to people with iPhones.
Photo Assignments! This is number 11 and it deals with a photography composition technique called "Subframing". Essentially subframing is using elements in your composition to frame up the subject - its like a picture in a picture. There are many ways to use this technique, you can be subtle or more obvious, but its an excellent way to create more depth in your photography composition.
Positive and negative space are compositional elements that describe what's important in a photograph or visual composition and what is supportive.
Positive space is usually the subject of your photography - its where you want to draw the eye of the viewer. The space this takes up in the composition is referred to as Positive Space.
Negative Space refers to things like the background and supportive elements. Negative Space has a role beyond just staying out of the way.
Here is photo assignment #8 - this time we will be looking at various examples and context for Still Life as it applies to photography.
Understanding color and using a color palette approach to composition can give more power to your photos, particularly when you want to use accent colors. Limiting these palettes can draw the viewer in to your photo and make a bold statement.