Theme Assignment


Submitted by pnelson on Tue, 2008-09-09 20:50.

Can you capture a feeling from your own world? This photograph of a mother during the dust bowl speaks of hardships of the depression. What hardships do you face? Can you capture them in a photograph?

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Self Portrait - Mirror art

Submitted by pnelson on Sun, 2008-02-17 20:47.

We've all done this. Taking your own self portrait using a mirror is easy and fun. Experiment with different aperture settings and focus points to make sure you are focusing on the subject, you! Don't overlook mirrors and reflections in places other than your bathroom. There are several Flickr group photo pools dedicated to this type of photography. Have some fun and see if you can find yourself in your own reflection somewhere.

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Teaching with Flickr Groups

Submitted by pnelson on Thu, 2006-03-30 21:19. is a rich resource of ideas for photo themes. One Flickr feature worth checking out is Flickr Groups. Groups are areas on Flickr where users post photographs that relate to a common theme. One example is the Geometric Beauty group. This image from KrystiAn pAn.K's Flickr site is a good example from the Geometric Beauty group or "pool."

Here's another great photo from the same pool from Toetap's Flickr stream.

Here are some of the more interesting groups:

  • B&W
  • Catchy Colors
  • Frame Within a Frame

You can participate in groups created by others or create your own. Here are some guidelines for managing a healthy group and the Flickr Groups FAQ.

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Theme Shoot - Your Town

Submitted by pnelson on Fri, 2006-02-24 22:09.

used cars fine art and old stuff

From Joseph Robertson's Flickr stream - titled Astoria. Robertson managed to capture the spirit of Astoria with his photos. The challenge in a location theme shoot is to tell a big story with small details. Robertson does this with his subject choice and uses traditional composition techniques to make his photos visually interesting too.

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