Photo Challenge – Week 2: Patterns

Thank you to all those who shared their shots from week one of the Outdoor Photography Guide Photo Challenge! It’s now time for our second photo assignment. If you haven’t officially signed up to receive the weekly photo assignments via email, be sure to do so here.

Week 2: Patterns

Patterns are a big part of shooting compelling and creative compositions in outdoor photography. The best part about including patterns into your outdoor photography is that you can literally photograph them at any point in the year and at any point of the day. Patterns can also be enormous subjects like grand landscapes of mountains or tiny macro details of the outdoors. The number one thing to remember when photographing patterns is that you need to look for consistency. One shape does not equal a pattern. Consistent and recurring shapes do create patterns. When you get outside, develop your creative eye to watch for patterns in nature. Just remember that when you’re working on a composition, think of shape repetitions!

Don’t forget to share your photos of this week’s assignment in the Outdoor Photography Guide Photo Challenge Facebook group! This is also a great place to connect with fellow photographers and share tips during the challenge.

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