The theme for this week’s photographic challenge is to photograph all things Easter.
Easter comes with its own set of decorations and iconic subjects, such as Easter Eggs, Easter Bunnies, chocolates, candies and Hot Cross Buns. Many of these come in different shapes, sizes, textures and a kaleidoscope of colours, which make for impressive and artistic photographic opportunities.
Also religious subjects, churches, various styles of crosses, Jesus on the cross, a crown of thorns, all make for meaningful and thoughtful images.
Some people like to paint and decorate their Easter eggs. Be sure to capture those hands-on candid moments. Especially children, who get so engrossed in the experience. You’ll be able to capture those intense expressions on their young faces.
Remember, one of the important jobs of a photographer is to guide the onlooker to where you want them to look, that’s what composition is all about. One of the controllable elements of composition is the depth of field. You want to direct the viewer’s eye. That means not being distracted by any undesirable background elements. Having a shallow depth of field, you can create separation between the main subject and the background, thus guiding the viewer.
If an Easter egg hunt is on the agenda, be sure to capture spontaneous moments as eggs are found and happy children wandering along with their baskets.
Take a variety of photos or random Easter related items as the main subject. It may be a themed centerpiece for Easter dinner. Take photos of the table setting before and after people are seated.
Have a child hold a handful of small colourful Easter eggs in their hands. Even pets can get involved in the Easter celebrations by wearing bunny ears.
Now it’s time for you to create your own memorable Easter imagery. Remember to enjoy yourself and have fun this week. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.