A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll

My new Wednesday Photo Project is to work my way through the book “Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs. A photo journal” by Henry Carroll. I’m not sure how much I’ll do on each night, but I made my first foray into the book with Shannon’s assistance last Wednesday.

The way the book works is that is mostly a collection of pages to paste pictures into with photo directives like:

Take an ugly picture of something beautiful.
Create drama around the edge of your frame.
Use aperture to capture melancholy.
Make light the subject of your photography.

And so on and so forth.

Here are four images I started with:


Photograph a park bench.
Photograph a park bench.

Show us that photography is a form of magic.
Show us that photography is a form of magic.

Photograph your earliest memory.
Photography your earliest memory.

Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast
Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast shutter speed.

Since I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to attack this project, I might redo a couple of these photos because I think I’m going to add on a rule that nobody can be in more

2 thoughts on “A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll”

  1. Thanks for letting me be your first photo assistant on this project! Let me know if I can help again! I particularly like the chicken picture. Did you polish off the rest of that chicken?

  2. I’m always in the need for a quality photo assistant!

    I did eat that chicken for lunch the following day.

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