Weekly Photography Challenge – Paper

We like to throw in a curve ball every now and then! Paper sounds dead easy, doesn’t it, and really it can be – here’s a piece of paper, here’s my photograph of it. But to make a photograph of ‘paper’ interesting, you really do need to go that extra mile. You need to think about the following things to add interest to your photograph.

  • Texture
  • Lighting (Doesn’t need to be expensive)
  • Colours
  • Angles and shapes
  • Edges and leading lines

Lots of options and things there to get you started! There are some amazing examples on the interwebs of what people have made with paper, photos of those are everywhere (Here’s a link, please note the results looked family friendly to me, but it IS a Google search… so)

Here’s beautifully simple example from Brandi Redd on Unsplash – Simple light and shadow makes this image interesting!

Let’s see what you come up with! Share your images in the comments section at the bottom of this post, or over in our private Facebook group!

Weekly Photography Challenge – Paper

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(aka #gtvone) is the customer support manager for dPS, and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He’s a Melbourne based photographer, www.gtvone.com and please feel free to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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