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A - Z Photography - It's Not Just The Obvious - There's more to A - Z than at first glance, as this article reveals.
- Camera - A DSLR or Compact Camera can be used
- Tripod - Handy but not essential
- A good pair of shoes - you'll be on your feet for a while!
Technique:Shooting an A to Z photo project is a more versatile area of photography than you might first think. You can, of course, shoot items that begin with each letter of the alphabet but it's much more fun and testing at times, if you shoot things that are shaped like letters. This will take you all over your local area looking for objects! If you have kids, this is a great thing to get them involved in too. Branches make good candidates and also rocks with holes in can make great 'A's or 'P's. Anything that looks even remotely like a letter will create a quirky and fun piece of photography. A lamp-post for example will make a great 'I' while the end of a bench looks like an 'L' if you look closely enough. Once you've found all your letters, try turning them into one big collage that you can hang on your wall.
The other thing that you could try with this theme is an A – Z of photography styles. B for Black and White, S for sepia, etc. This is probably suited to more experienced photographers who know more terminology, though.
Another more fun thing you can try is getting a group of friends to pose as all the letters of the alphabet. To put even more of a twist on this theme, you could try getting your friends to pose as things beginning with each letter of the alphabet. This would give you a selection of images that would make a unique collage or a great photo book.
Be experimental with this- there are no real rules other than that the photos must represent the alphabet in some way. You could make it more challenging by limiting yourself to inside or outside objects, for example. But most importantly, though, it's about having fun and enjoying your photography!
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