2019-20 Clinic Assignments

2019 – 2020 Clinic Assignments
Images for Assignment Topics are to be taken between March 1, 2019 and March 30, 2020.
Please keep and eye on the website for updates about Assignment topics, resources and due dates.
Clinic #1 – Curves & Lines: Lines and curves have a significant compositional role which focuses the viewer’s attention on some part of the image and influences the interpretation of the image.   Lines and curves can also add a sense of movement. For this competition, we are seeking images which contain lines and/or curves that capture our attention and enhances our appreciation of your submitted image. Images submitted into this competition can come from a wide range of topics and subjects such as but not limited to – abstract, altered reality, aircraft, cityscape, flowers, landscape, machinery, nature, people, plants, seascape, still-life, tools, vessels, wildlife, etc… For this competition, lines/curves will include: Converging Lines, Curved Lines, Diagonal Lines, Horizontal Lines, Opposing diagonal Lines, S-Curves, and Vertical Lines
Clinic #2 – Reflections Reflection photography, also referred to as mirror photography, is when you use reflective surfaces to create an artistic echo of a scene. This type of photography can add an interesting spin to locations that are hotspots for photographers such as oceans, lakes, puddles, and even rain drops. They’re all subjects that are commonly used to create brilliant reflection photographs. Of course, less traditional resources such as metal, tiles, mirrors and anything with a shiny surface can also be easily incorporated into this type of photography.
Clinic #3 – Monochrome Monochrome means the presentation of a single color in different shades. This just means that a single color is depicted in different values and intensities. The color remains the same but the elements that differ are the brightness, lightness, darkness or dullness of the color. The values and intensities become different when the main color is mixed with black, white or gray. In photography, monochromatic images are in the form of black and white photographs. This portrays the subject of the photo seem somewhat detached from reality since the image is drained of its lifelike color. Photographers usually use black and white film to achieve a dramatic effect or to focus on the subject on the picture instead of the colors that are captured. Monochrome doesn’t stop with black and white. Anything portrayed as a single color with different shades can be called monochromatic. Here are some examples of monochromatic images from our community.
Clinic # 4 – Blue Hour The blue hour is the period of twilight in the morning or evening, during the civil and nautical stages, when the Sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade. When the sky is clear, the blue hour can be a colourful spectacle, with the indirect light tinting the sky yellow, orange, red, and blue. This effect is caused by the relative infusibility of shorter wavelengths (bluer rays) of visible light versus the longer wavelengths (redder rays).  During the blue “hour”, which typically lasts roughly 1 hour. Many artists value this period for the quality of the soft light. Although the blue hour does not have an official definition, the blue color spectrum is most prominent when the Sun is between 4° and 8° below the horizon.