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Photography Assignments - The Mindful Eye Photography School


Looking to be more creative as a photographer? Look no further than the inspiration of TME Photography School Community Assignments. Every two weeks we launch a new assignment and we create a thread on our community for sharing the results of your work and giving and receiving assignment feedback and encouragement. We also showcase top images submitted from each assignment in photography video and in an exclusive assignment gallery. Watch these TME community photography assignment videos for great photography tips and inspiration.


Photo Assignment "Take a Walk" – Photo Tips and Inspiration  September 7th, 2011

Community Assignment #52 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select and other selected images from TME’s Community Assignment #52 / Take a Walk and discusses the following: - back light - negative space - partial... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  May 16th, 2011

Community Assignment #48 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #48 / The Assignment and discusses the following:   - limiting the number of colors and paying attention to color... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  May 9th, 2011

Community Assignment #47 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #47 / Silhouette and discusses the following: - classical definition of silhouette - achieving a classical silhouette ... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  April 4th, 2011

Community Assignment #46 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #46 / A Touch of Color and discusses the following: - the power of the abstract and in particular, the power of the partial... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  April 4th, 2011

Community Assignment #45 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #45 / On the Way and discusses the following: - extraordinary subject matter - multiple ways this image goes against type... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  March 3rd, 2011

Community Assignment #44 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #44 / The Normal Lens and discusses the following: - color theory - formal balance in the physical design of the... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  February 10th, 2011

Community Assignment #43 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #43 / Archetype and discusses the following: - definition of archetype and how the concept might help us to be more... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  January 27th, 2011

Community Assignment #42 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #42 / Close and discusses the following: - layers of focus and image depth - powerful gradient of color -... [Read More]
Photo Assignment - Black and White - Photo Tips and Inspiration  January 13th, 2011

Community Assignment #41 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #41 / Black and White and discusses the following: - the power of the moment - simplicity - value of white in a black... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Panorama - Photo Tips and Inspiration  December 30th, 2010

Community Assignment #40 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #40 / Panorama and discusses the following: - naturalistic blend of bracketed exposures - smaller cameras opening doors... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Reflections in a Window - Photo Tips and Inspiration  December 16th, 2010

Community Assignment #39 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #39 /Reflections in a Window and discusses the following: - a different take on an a mature subject - considering... [Read More]
Photo Assignment - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Chiaroscuro  December 2nd, 2010

Community Assignment #38 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #38 / Chiaroscuro and discusses the following: - different meanings of chiaroscuro - under exposure and... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Signs - Photo Tips and Inspiration  November 25th, 2010

Community Assignment #37 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #37 / Signs and discusses the following: - working with design and conceptual opposites as a visual storyteller -... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Long Exposure - Photo Tips and Inspiration  November 9th, 2010

Community Assignment #36 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #36 / Light Painting and discusses the following: - surreal qualities of contrast and color - color design motif of two... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Long Exposure - Photo Tips and Inspiration  October 28th, 2010

Community Assignment #35 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #35 / Long Exposure at Night and discusses the following: - simplicity of line and shape - cross hatching diagonal... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Twilight - Photo Tips and Inspiration  October 7th, 2010

Community Assignment #34 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #34 / Civil Twilight and discusses the following: - balance of architectural lighting and ambient daylight at Civil Twilight... [Read More]
Photo Assignment RGB – Photo Tips and Inspiration  October 4th, 2010

Community Assignment #33 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #33 / RGB and discusses the following: - shallow depth of field - gesture as it relates to quality of line - two... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Red – Photo Tips and Inspiration  September 9th, 2010

Community Assignment #32 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select and from TME’s Community Assignment #32/Red and discusses the following: - conceptual contrast - creating color depth and color vibrancy - the... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Blue – Photo Tips and Inspiration  September 2nd, 2010

Community Assignment #31 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #31 / Blue and discusses the following: - working aperture, critical sharpness and depth of field -... [Read More]
Assignment #30 Top Select Video **NEW**  August 19th, 2010

Community Assignment #30 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top selects from TME’s Community Assignment #30 / Green and discusses the following: - middle apertures for a good combination of DOF and overall sharpness - using... [Read More]
Assignment #29 Top Select Video **NEW**  August 3rd, 2010

Community Assignment #29 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #29 / Pets and discusses the following: - quality of light for photographing pets with very dark fur or... [Read More]
Assignment #28 Top Select Video **NEW**  July 15th, 2010

Community Assignment #28 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and three honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #28 / Architecture - Dynamic Symmetry and discusses the following: - dynamic movement of shape -... [Read More]
Assignment #27 Top Select Video **NEW**  June 30th, 2010

Community Assignment #27 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and two honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #27 / Sidelight and discusses the following: - using shutter speed to blend texture with elegant... [Read More]
Community Assignment 28  June 25th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in our 27th assignment! We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 28. Assignment #28: Architecture / Dynamic Symmetry... [Read More]
Assignment #26 Top Select Video **NEW**  June 17th, 2010

Community Assignment #26 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #26 / Backlight and discusses the following: - translucent subjects and backlight - shallow depth of field and repetition... [Read More]
Community Assignment 27  June 11th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in our 26th assignment! We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 27. Assignment # 27: Sidelight... [Read More]
Assignment #25 Top Select Video  June 3rd, 2010

Top Select Video, Community Assignment #25 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select from TME’s Community Assignment #25 / “A Picture within a Picture” and discusses the following: - classic placement of a key light in a one... [Read More]
Community Assignment 26  May 27th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in our 25th assignment! We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 26. Assignment # 26: Backlight To get more information about the assignment concept, the image submission... [Read More]
Assignment #24 Top Selects Video  March 29th, 2010

Top Selects Video, Community Assignment #24 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and three honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #24 / Triptych and discusses the following: - working conceptually as a... [Read More]
Community Assignment 25  March 20th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in our 24th assignment! We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 25. Assignment # 25: A Picture within a Picture To get more information about the assignment concept, the... [Read More]
Community Assignment 24  March 10th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in Community Assignment Number 23! We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 24. Assignment #24: Triptych To get more information about the assignment concept, the image... [Read More]
David from Washington  March 5th, 2010

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #23 - In My Backyard - and discusses the following: - creating visual unity through repetition -... [Read More]
Community Assignment 23  February 13th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in Community Assignment Number 22! We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 23. Assignment #23: In My Backyard To get more information about the assignment concept, the... [Read More]
Munawar from Illinois  February 7th, 2010

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful diptych that was submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #21 and discusses the following: - the archetype of opposites - the many ways contrast creates visual... [Read More]
Community Assignment Number 22  February 1st, 2010

Thank you for your participation in Community Assignment Number 21!   We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 22.   Assignment #22: The Road   To get more information about the assignment... [Read More]
David from Scotland  January 22nd, 2010

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful light painting photograph and discusses the following: - white balance and the blue and orange complimentary color pair - juxtapositions of texture and... [Read More]
Community Assignment 21  January 15th, 2010

Thank you for your participation in Community Assignment Number 20!   We hope you will join us by participating in Community Assignment Number 21.   Assignment #21: Diptych   To get more information about the assignment concept,... [Read More]
Mike from Florida  January 8th, 2010

In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph that was submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #19 / Sunstar and discusses the following: - storm light as a quality of light - color theory and the power of green... [Read More]
Drena from California  September 11th, 2009

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful still life photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #15 and discusses the following: - working with a painter’s style or a school of painting as an... [Read More]
Trey from Tennessee  September 4th, 2009

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful still life photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #14 and discusses the following: - using shallow depth of field to abstract a subject and tell an... [Read More]
Sasha from Georgia  August 16th, 2009

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful self portraits and discusses the following: - quality of light in portraiture and the importance of getting light into the eyes - the power of gesture in... [Read More]
Alexandra from Georgia  July 17th, 2009

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color of blue - orange - psychological power of yellow - orange - quality of light and... [Read More]
Jim from the UK  June 19th, 2009

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color pair of blue and orange - quality of line and repetition - the power of the... [Read More]
Janet from Arkansas  April 17th, 2009

In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique, Craig discusses a beautiful portrait that was submitted as part of TME’s Community Assignment Number 6. Craig specifically discusses the following points: - honoring our intuitive /... [Read More]
Edmund from Massachusetts  April 6th, 2009

In Today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig looks at a wonderful environmental portrait from The Mindful Eye Community’s “Attitude” Assignment and discusses the following points: - the visual power of complimentary color - the... [Read More]
Peter from Sweden  March 13th, 2009

In Today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig looks at a wonderful environmental portrait from The Mindful Eye Community’s “Smile” Assignment and discusses the following points: • the power of juxtaposition as a storytelling device... [Read More]
April from Illinois  February 28th, 2009

In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at images from the Mindful Eye’s community assignment # 2 – “Parking Lot”. The Photo of the Week was created by April and is a beautiful landscape based image. Craig discusses visual... [Read More]
Abhi from California  January 30th, 2009

This week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique showcases images submitted for our Community assignment “The Movies”. The Photo of the Week submitted by Abhi is a great example of an image that uses, to powerful effect, simplicity as an element... [Read More]







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