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The Alphabet Challenge for Photographers

By Chris Corradino on March 31, 2015


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The Alphabet Challenge for Photographers

This photo exercise forces you to look beyond the obvious and see in a creative way. It's a simple idea, but can be surprisingly tricky and somewhat addictive. It's also a lot of fun and is guaranteed to sharpen your eye. Here's how it works: Find and photograph something that looks like a letter in the English alphabet. Use your imagination and you'll begin to notice letters everywhere. The only thing that's not allowed are photographs of actual letters such as billboards and signs.

Share your results here, and on twitter with #alphabetchallenge

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About the Author

Chris Corradino is the head of the photography mentor program at NYIP. Just like all of our mentors, he is also a professional photographer. See Chris's photography lesson from last week for more.