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    Photo ideas for photography?

    Photography Project No. 1: Local environmental portraits

    There's most likely a wealth of photographic opportunity in your local area, which you've never explored.
    Undertaking an environmental portrait project will certainly change this – pick a specific theme, such as work,
    leisure, or living spaces and go from there. Word will soon spread and you'll be surprised at how many people are open to
    being photographed and how many new people you'll meet.

    Photography Project No. 2: Windows and doors

    Windows and doors are everywhere: we are bombarded with them on a daily basis. Choose these everyday openings as a
    photo project however and you'll soon see the interesting and unusual jumping out at you. Peeling paint, smashed windows,
    ornate knockers and wonderful windows boxes – this project is sure to yield a great set of photographs and is something
    that'll improve with time: the further you travel, the more interesting and diverse your project will become.

    Photography Project No. 3: On-going documentary

    Find something going on locally, that interests you, but that you aren't involved with yourself and document it,
    regularly. This could be anything from dinner dances to five-a-side football matches – the key is to pick something
    that will hold your interest and often this means something slightly alien to you. Introduce yourself and make a date to
    go regularly and show your images to those involved. This type of project makes great material for a local exhibition.


    Photography Project No. 4: From the hip

    Shooting from the hip is a great technique and, if you've never tried it, makes a great basis for a street photography
    project. With your camera at waist level, you shoot upwards, without looking through the viewfinder –
    so your subjects don't know they are being photographed and you are rewarded with genuinely candid photographs of
    people, with the added bonus of an interesting perspective. Make a date with your hip and the street at least once a week,
    or shoot everyday on your way to work...

    Photography Project No. 5: City Swap
    Get out of your comfort zone and document life somewhere drastically different.
    This could mean travelling to the other side of the world, but it needn't – the UK is so economically and
    socially diverse place, that you needn’t go far to be somewhere unfamiliar. You could catch a train to Chelsea or
    Hackney for the day and come away with a great set of photos from each, as you'll find you respond well to the challenge of capturing the unfamiliar. Sometimes, in our own towns, we become blind to the photo opportunities around us,
    as we consider our everyday to be 'normal'.

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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    This a Large Format Photography Forum. Some of your suggestions just do not fit into this style of photography. Shooting an 8x10 from the hip just won't work, dances and football are, in my opinion, not practical with anything other that a press camera. Most of all taking a decent camera to a dump like Hackney and hoping to get home with it is pure fantasy.
    Sorry to be critical,
    Pete.

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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    What's wrong with Hackney?!!!

    You were too critical and negative. Maybe you can't shoot from the hip with LF, perhaps others can (I've done it, though not with 8x10). I'm not sorry to point it out

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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    Chang Tao, do you have any of your own large format examples that you could post?

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    Oh dear, oh dear. Start by telling me what's right with Hackney. Or just try walking around there for a day with a Leica around your neck. A lone large format photographer in that area wouldn't last long, they would think that you were spying on them. The crime figures around there are horrendous.
    Pete

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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    This reads like it is straight from a class assignment. Are you trying to get us to do your homework for you?

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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    Verging on spam!
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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    Here is a book full of ideas if you are interested.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...21817720_em_ti

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    Re: Photo ideas for photography?

    nice list OP

    its good to see some folks straying from the rocks and trees / landscape mode with
    a large camera. whether it is a homework assignment, or suggestions for people ..
    i've done most of the things you have suggested with a large format camera ...
    and survived ... leaving the comfort zone is a good suggestion because
    if we just do the same things over and over and over again the final product
    gets boring / stale ...

    if the this was spam .. it wasn't bad, pan-fried with siracha ...

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    five a side football matches?

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