Step out of your normal routine and out of doors with Joe Glyda, a commercial photographer best known for his food photography, as he shares a super fun and simple way to think differently about your photography with a self assignment. The goal of a self assignment is to get you out into the world with your camera and to challenge you to see ordinary things in a new way. The assignment can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, but if you follow through you’ll be surprised at the places it will take you and the insights you’ll gain!
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Join Joe in Gibsonton, Florida as he discusses the role of the self assignment in improving your photography.
Self assignments can get you out of your normal style of shooting, they get you seeing ordinary things in different ways, and can take you places you didn't expect. Shooting the alphabet is a very accessible assignment to get you started.
Another important component of the self assignment is to have fun with your photography. Leave the tripod at home, go someplace new, and have fun with the assignment.
Discovering unique or unusual things about a place can also be a good project for a self assignment.
Joe reflects on the alphabet assignment while sharing the images he captured in Gibsonton.
The mailbox assignment proves to be a unique reflection on the character of a neighborhood.
Seeking out and shooting the mysterious painted oranges in Dunedin was not only a visually interesting assignment, but it lead to an interesting discovery about their origins as well.
Joe Glyda is a recognized commercial photographer specializing in food and product photography. Joe retired from Kraft Foods as the manager and primary photographer of their Creative Services department after…