I’ve been teaching photography for 14 years.
It’s always rewarding to see people develop and grow photographically and otherwise over the years.
Recently Jeffrey Furry offered a selection of work he shot over a year in one of our programs – we offered a new challenge every month with support and critique.
For the whole year Jeffrey worked hard to include an Inukshuk for every challenge. See his photos and comments below!
“I’ve been a member of the Harry Nowell on-line program since its inception. Without intending to, I used an Inukshuk for 12 consecutive challenges. With the exception of two, all were a 20cm tall high Inuksuk I received as a free gift from a landscaping company that made a handy prop for the various challenges. The 12 photos below give a good overview of the variety of challenges we are given in the on-line program.
Exposed for the Inushuk which was in full shade. This was the first shot using the Inukshuk. Saw the perfect light for the monthly challenge in my backyard so grabbed the first subject that was handy…
Similar conditions as the backlit photo but exposed for the Inushuk which was in full shade.
A bit of a stretch to include the Inushuk for a festive theme! Shot at F22 to maximize the star burst effect.
Our challenge was to photograph something white (and get a correct exposure!) I decided to photograph the shadow of the Inukshuk against the snow!
Used two Ikea LED reading lights, one behind and below, the other immediately behind the Inukshuk “head” Blue light on front is from my smartphone.
Shot from the hip, no viewfinder.
Brought the Inukshuk to a small stream behind my house. Awkward location for my tripod, so forced to shoot at 1/sec braced as best as possible.
Dragged the Inukshuk to a rushing section of the Gatineau River. Would have preferred a slightly faster shutter speed to freeze the water even more.
Used a different Inukshuk this month, my neighbour’s cat on a large Inukshuk on their front lawn.
For this month, I spent the morning shooting the staff at a local bike shop. Just to keep with the Inukshuk theme, I grabbed this quick shot of the Inukshuk in front of the store.
Spent an evening shooting the Inukshuk from various angles with different focal lengths. Took about 70 different shots, this was my favourite, the second shot of the evening.
Shot a few dozens identical shots during different times of day. This shot was early evening with the sun setting behind the Inukshuk. All shot from my deck with the Inushuk placed on a small step ladder to try and get a cleaner background.”
Nice work Jeffrey!
Thanks for sharing a year of your photo learning with HarryNowell.com!