Clinic Assignment Topics

2021 – 2022 Clinic Assignment Topics

Images for Assignment Topics are to be taken between March 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022. Please keep and eye on the website for updates about Assignment topics and resources.

Monochrome – Extra Clinic, Feb 21

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.

Silhouette – Clinic #1, Oct 18

Silhouette – the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.  Eg: “she paused to see its silhouette against the dimming sky”

Close-Up / Macro – Clinic #2, Nov 15

Close-Up, Close up photography, or macro photography as it’s technically known, is a fascinating way of seeing your subject from a totally new viewpoint. By moving in closer you start to see new details that were just a blur of colours from a distance, and the world of nature, for one, takes on a whole new look. Close up photography allows you to shoot things that you may not have previously thought possible, a close up of your diamond engagement ring, bees in the garden or flower stamens. You could also record your stamp collections for insurance purposes or home in on patterns and create textured backgrounds for your new website, newsletter or project. The list of practical and creative applications is endless. The subject reproduced on your camera’s sensor is measured as a ratio of life size. For example, a camera that can record pictures at half, life size means that the subject will appear recorded on the sensor half the size that it is in real life. This, of course, changes when an enlargement or print is made, as the subject is life size or greater.

Water Reflections – Clinic #3, Jan 3

Water Reflections – an instance of reflecting is the return of light or sound waves from a surface.  The reflection of any object in water captured in an image.    For this Clinic you will capture the reflection in a body of water.  The body of water can be as small as a puddle or as large as a lake.  The body of water does not have to be outside if the maker is allowed capture a reflection in a body of water indoors or in a studio environment.  The reflection can be from any distance or angle, it can be life size or any aspect ratio the photographer wishes to use.

Long Exposure – Clinic #4, Mar 7

Long Exposure, time-exposure, or slow shutter photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. There are no limitations as to the subject matter the maker chooses to capture.