A common assignment in formal photography training is to do a “study” of color and texture. Looking for alluring colors and graphic patterns in your environment—and making these elements the focus of your compositions—can help develop your “eye” to create more sophisticated layering and framing when shooting images like portraits, for example. And while this is primarily an exercise to strengthen your observation of details, you may end up with some photographs that you like on their own merits, suitable for printing to add a punch of color or pattern around your home.
For this month’s Photo Challenge, take a photo walk, a scavenger hunt of sorts, looking for colors, textures and patterns. Practice framing to isolate just that color or pattern in your composition so that it’s the clear subject of the image.
Submit your images for this Photo Challenge by June 30. The winning image and photographer will be showcased on our website and on social media.