Clinic Assignment Topics

2022 – 2023 Clinic Assignment Topics

Images for Assignment Topics are to be initially exposed between March 1, 2022 and March 30, 2023. The submission and presentation dates of each clinic will be available shortly. Please keep and eye on the website for updates about Assignment topics and resources.

Architecture – Due October 24, 2022

Architecture – is a genre of the photography discipline
where the primary emphasis is made to capturing photographs of buildings and similar architectural structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate in terms of representations of their subjects. Architectural photographers are usually skilled in the use of specialized techniques such as perspective and angles and camera equipment for producing such specialized photography.

Clinic 1 – Architecture, will be presented via Zoom on November 28th, 2022.

Symmetry – Due November 28, 2022

Symmetry – In photography, symmetry appears when
parts of your composition mirror other parts
. Symmetry is created when two halves of your scene look the same and balance each other out. Symmetry defines something being clean, proportional and balanced and will make pictures appear neat, tidy and clinical.

Symmetrical balance in art is when you can draw a line down the middle of a piece and each half will mirror the
other. Symmetry in a photo allows you to draw the viewer’s eyes to all parts of the photo.

Clinic 2 – Symmetry, will be presented via Zoom on January 9th, 2023

Minimalism – Due January 9, 2023

Minimalism – is a form of photography that is distinguished by extreme, austere simplicity. It emphasizes spareness and focuses solely on the smallest number of objects in the composition process. Minimalist photographers usually focus solely on one particular subject, rather than an abundance of color, patterns and information.

Minimalist photography arises from the notion of minimalism in art, which is a style used by many 20th century artists. This style emphasizes the use of a minimal number of compositional elements: color, objects, shapes and texture. The aim of minimalist photography is to express a concept, in order to bring forth a distinctive visual experience or elicit an emotional response from the viewer.

In the world of photography, minimalism is viewed as an exceptionally intuitive and personal concept, entrusting interpretation and understanding to the audience perspective of the art.

Clinic 3 – Minimalism, will be presented via Zoom on February 27th, 2023

Still Life – Due February 27, 2023

Still Life – is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. Similar to still life painting, it is the application of photography to the still life artistic style.

Tabletop photography, product photography, food photography, found object photography etc. are examples of still life photography.
This genre gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition compared to other photographic genres, such as landscape or portrait photography. Lighting and framing are important aspects of still life photography composition.

Man-made objects like pots, vases, consumer products, handicrafts etc. or natural objects like plants, fruits, vegetables, food, rocks, shells etc. can be taken as subjects
for still life photography. Typically, still life photos are not
close up to the subject nor far away, but at a very head-on

Clinic 4 – Still Life, will be presented via Zoom on March 27th, 2023