May – My Yard Through the Lens Challenge

In this Challenge, you will embark on a creative journey to capture the beauty and unique features of your own yard.

This assignment is designed specifically for beginners, allowing you to practice fundamental photography techniques and develop your skills while discovering the hidden gems in your outdoor space.


The objective of this beginner’s photography assignment is to familiarize yourself with basic photography principles while capturing the essence and details of your yard.

Through your lens, you will learn to observe, compose, and capture images that highlight the beauty and uniqueness of your personal outdoor environment.

Exploring Composition: Experiment with various composition techniques to create visually pleasing photographs.

Try the rule of thirds, leading lines, or framing techniques to guide the viewer’s eye and create balanced and interesting compositions.

Weekly Topic

Each week upload your images to the Facebook group. Join our weekly meeting to discuss the images and techniques you used to create the images.

Week 1: Blooming Beauty

  • Begin by capturing the vibrant blossoms and blooming flowers in your yard. Focus on macro photography to capture the intricate details, colors, and textures of individual flowers. Experiment with different angles, lighting, and depths of field to create visually striking images.

Week 2: Garden Delights

  • Shift your focus to your garden and any plants or vegetables you have cultivated. Capture the growth stages, unique shapes, and textures of the plants. Highlight the vibrant greens, the contrast of leaves, and any flowers or fruits that may have emerged.

Week 3: Visitors of the Wild

  • Explore the wildlife that visits your yard. Photograph birds, butterflies, insects, or any other creatures that frequent your space. Practice patience and observe their behavior to capture captivating shots of these natural visitors.

Week 4: Serene Settings

  • In the final week, capture the tranquil and serene aspects of your yard. Focus on creating images that evoke a sense of peace, relaxation, and escape. This could include capturing the play of light and shadows, cozy corners, or inviting outdoor spaces.

Throughout the four weeks, pay attention to lighting conditions, experiment with different perspectives, and use creative techniques to add depth and visual interest to your photographs.

By focusing on your yard, you’ll be able to create a series of images that document the beauty, life, and unique elements within your own personal outdoor space.