This is another fun exercise to take better photos.
It just teaches you to observe one thing and find ten ways to shoot it. Because there is never just one vision of anything.
It is not as simple as this may seem. But, it is a way to “break on to the other side”that is named creativity.
Here is the text. It comes from an article called 3 workouts to improve your photography: http://digital-photography-school.com/3-workouts-to-improve-your-photography
Ten shots, one subject
This workout works almost the opposite of the second exercise, but it has a similar purpose—keep shooting to capture the perfect shot.
To practice this technique, find one subject and work to capture ten photos of that same subject before leaving. I recognized the need for this exercise while teaching my photography students landscape photography in Naples, Florida. We went to shoot the famous Naples Fishing Pier, but, not to my surprise, all of the students set up their tripods at the exact same spot immediately upon arriving at the beach. Their photo included all of the pier and the sunset behind it. This was a perfectly reasonable composition, but the students had a difficult time thinking of new ways to photograph the pier in an interesting way.
I asked the students to all take 10 different shots of the pier. They struggled at first, but eventually ended up with beautiful photos. They photographed tiny details on the pier, captured photos of the water splashing up against the pier pilings, and shot the pier as a silhouette against the sunset. Soon the students discovered their initial photo of the subject was not quite as strong as the photos they took as they forced themselves to try new things.
When something captures your eye, don’t leave until you have shot that same subject in ten different ways.
As you practice your photography skills rather than simply shooting and hoping to improve, you will feel more confident in your ability to come out of any shoot with creative and technically-correct photos.
Here are my ten. They were taken in front of a regional theater.
I am honing some skills before D & I take a day trip next March ;).