Join the most fun photography challenge of the summer.
This one isn't just a list of random concepts that leave you struggling after the first couple of days. This photography challenge is one that will leave you with an arsenal of techniques to carry on using for the rest of the year.
The best place to share is on Instagram, with the #30DaysOfComposition hashtag.
30 Days Of Composition
I host this challenge every August. It was originally designed as a mid-term breathing space for students doing my beginner's photography course, A Year With My Camera, but it proved so popular that I've run it every August for anyone who wants to join in.
As you work through the challenge, you'll spend each day for a month working on a different composition technique. By the end of the month you'll have a palette of 30 techniques to draw on, each creating a different mood in your image. You will never, ever use all 30 techniques in the same image. In fact you'll probably never use more than 2 or 3 at the most in the same image, but you'll have them all in your back pocket, ready to try next time you're out with your camera
How to join in 30 Days of Composition 2017
The easiest way is to join my free beginner's photography workshop, A Year With My Camera. It runs all year, and you get an email every Thursday. During August, the emails will have all the prompts, with explanations and examples. The rest of the year covers a different photography topic every month. Register here.
(If you don't want to join, keep reading for the other 3 ways you can get the prompts.)
The prompts also go out at 7am UK time each morning on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The algorithms might not show you each post at the right time of day though (or even on the right day), so check my feed each morning if you are not seeing them: