School of Photography: Lesson Two

By Lars - 3 min read

This week, learn how to capture patterns and contrasts with Frans Lanting.

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 second 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 Lesson One? You can find it here.

Lesson Two:

This week, we have veteran nature photographer Frans Lanting to teach you how to look for patterns and colors when shooting.

Watch the full class over on CreativeLive

School of Photography: Lesson Two from EyeEm on Vimeo.

Mission Two:

Taking photos forces you to look at the world differently and to seek out pictures. And they will look much more interesting if the eye has someone to cling to. For this Mission, capture three photos that feature repetition of objects or strong color contrast.

Submit your photos by tagging them Colors and Patterns. This Mission runs until Sunday, October 16th, 2016.

Here are some examples to get your started:

By Hung Lung

By zhizhi

By Mariana Figueiredo

By Mariana Figueiredo

By Mariana Figueiredo

By Willy Lamers

Header image by @marianafigueredoleungas.