School of Photography: Lesson Eight

By Lars - 3 min read

Learn what makes an interesting motif.

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 eighth 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 Eight

Photographer Ben Wilmore returns to the School of Photography with a lesson about spotting interesting motifs.

Watch the full class over on CreativeLive

Mission Eight: Chance Encounters

Sometimes you can’t plan ahead. For this Mission, go out and find something unusual, something that draws your attention and that you find especially interesting. Take a photo that will make other people wonder how it happened.

Submit your photos by tagging them Chance Encounters. This Mission runs until Sunday, November 27th, 2016.

Here are some photos to inspire you during the Mission:

By Syed Mahabubul Kader

By 1000Worte

By Aey Sakchai

By Arno

By Hloniphizwe Coleman

By Zacharie Rabehi

Header image by @zacharie_r.