Power of Local Art - Day 10
All About the Art
The greatest moments of artistic inspiration aren't found in world-renowned museums or tucked away behind velvet ropes. Art lives and breathes all around us and it is the duty of every photographer to find ways for others to the that art. An to create the art themselves.
This challenge is meant to transform how you see your town, to encourage the hunt for art, and to find those expressions where not expected.
Street art is perhaps the most often unappreciated photo style. Documenting street art not only builds a portfolio but also creates a historical record of these often short-lived moments.
Finding photos that show your community as local art fosters a sense of pride and connection to the town. These photographs serve as an appreciation for the surroundings and hidden artistic moments that always surround us and present us with opportunities to explore a more expressive way to see our neighborhoods.
On a practical level, this is an opportunity to expand your visual range. Shooting in unusual or impromptu locations flexes your adaptability. Lighting may be harsh, crowds could pose difficulties, and the moments may be brief. This forces you to become resourceful. Also, a consistent focus on art will refine your eye for unique aesthetics. You may start noticing details, color usage, and compositional elements in all types of photography as a result.
A Few Tips for the Shoot
Prioritize capturing the art itself, its interaction with the space, or the atmosphere it creates, rather than faces.
Vary your perspective and subject using a variety of lenses.
Watch and use the light.
Is there a narrative about the artwork or the setting that helps bring the photo to life? Make the photo evocative.
This day in the challenge can ignite a whole new level of passion for documenting the artistic essence of your home. Get out there, explore, and let your camera celebrate the hidden and not-so-hidden pockets of creativity around you.