Dear Term 2 Class 9 Photography, 

I imagine you are disappointed not to be at school where we would have access to the darkroom. I will see what I can do about arranging time when we return to school. While at home, I'd like you to practice your photography skills any sort of digital camera you have access to, this may be your phone, or if you're fortunate to have a DSLR you may use it. Whatever device you use, try switching it to black and white settings. 

Below are the instructions for a photography challenge that you can do at home. Please send through your photos to me at

Hope you have fun with these activities, especially no. 4! 



Using a phone or other form of digital camera, look inside and outside your home and try to take as many of the following types of photos as you can.


1. Landscape - select a scene that you think would look interesting, ie. mountains, buildings, etc. Consider the rule of thirds when composing the image. The rule of thirds is a concept in which the composition of an image is divided by three, either horizontally (ie. foreground, mid-ground, and background) or vertically (left, middle, and right), or both directions. For example, in the image below, the horizon line is set in the first third of the picture, the mid-ground contains the most features (trees) and the sky is the main feature of the background. Likewise, the picture is divided by threes vertically with the lake on the left, the main tree placed in between the middle and right hand thirds.


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2. Portrait - Take a series of photos of someone in your household from different angles. These images are to predominantly contain their face, neck, and shoulders. Consider their pose, eye direction, and lighting. 



3. Close up - choose a subject such as a flower, leaf, object, etc. and take a photo of it. Consider framing and how close you can get without the object getting blurry. 



4. Take a photo of a still life - select 3-7 objects that you think would make an interesting composition. They could be of the same theme, e.g., kitchen items or things on your study desk, or they can be unrelated and have a quirky relationship, e.g., a pile of books and a pumpkin. Consider your camera angle, lighting, and background. 


5. Take a photo of your free choice.