School of Photography: Lesson Four

By Lars - 3 min read

How to give your images more depth.

Welcome to the EyeEm School of Photography. During this course, you’ll learn how to become a better photographer in just ten weeks. This is the fourth lesson in the series of ten.

How does it work?

The EyeEm School of Photography is a collaboration between EyeEm and the online education platform Creative Live. To participate, all you’ll need is your phone or camera, an EyeEm Account, and our app. Don’t have it? Get it on the App Store or on Google Play.

1. After signing up, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the newest lesson each week.
2. Watch the short video clip for each lesson
3. Try out what you learned in a specially-tailored EyeEm Mission: On iOS, head to the Missions tab in the EyeEm app to find out more. On Android, go to Notifications in the EyeEm app and select the School of Photography Mission

Photographers that complete all ten missions receive a special prize. Missed the other lessons? You can find them here.

Lesson Four

This week, learn about depth in images – and how you can use it.

Watch the full class over on CreativeLive

Mission Four: Focus Object

The human eye doesn’t see the world like a camera: We focus on certain things while others disappear into the background. For this Mission, replicate the human way of seeing. Find a person or an object and isolate them in your photo by making the background intentionally blurry. Submit one photo.

Submit your photos by tagging them Focus Object. This Mission runs until Sunday, October 30, 2016.

Here are some photos to inspire you during the Mission:

Boy holding coiled spring toy against wall at home

By McCutcheon


By Rick

By Vanessa

By Sash

Close-up of pu-erh tea on tray

By Dobos László

High angle view of food in glass jar on table

By Christoffer

Header image by @McCutcheon.