Weekly Photography Challenge – Bicycles

Earlier today I admitted my dirty little secret. I am addicted to photographing bicycles. Yes, it is true!

By Kat…

I also shared some amazing bike images – check them out!

So you can probably guess what this week’s photography challenge will be, right? You guessed it – bicycles!

Get out there and photograph bikes of all kinds:

  • big ones
  • small ones
  • pedal bikes
  • motorbikes
  • scooters
  • with people
  • without people
  • moving
  • standing still
  • old rusty ones
  • shiny new ones

You get the idea. Bikes are great subjects because you can usually find them anywhere, at any time of the year. Even where I live, in two feet of snow, someone is crazy enough to ride their bike, or you can find one buried under the snow.

So no excuses accepted!

Here are a few ideas on how to approach this bicycle challenge:

  • look for shadows, so harsh sunlight contrasty lighting
  • look for shapes and use them in your composition
  • try your panning technique on some moving bikes
  • create abstract images
  • try some macro photography
  • create a silhouette, look for light behind the bike
  • if it has rained or is wet on the pavement, look for reflections

By Bernat Casero

By matt

By P rr

Share your bicycle images!

Once you’ve taken your ‘bicycle’ shots we’d love to see them in comments below. Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

The post Weekly Photography Challenge – Bicycles by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

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