One of the first assignments was to chose an object and then photograph it from different angles, with different aperture etc. and then make a collage out of it (at least this is the way I remember it).
I chose this object:
Then I took my camera and walked around that little stool with the bowl of lemons and took quite some shots. The ones I liked best I assembled into this collage.
The picture in the top right corner was taken with the sun behind it - not very good, but I like the atmosphere the different light is creating. I also favorite those picture with the smaller aperture - 7 instead of 11 - when the field of depth got smaller and thus the background is more blurry. The colors turn out warmer as well. Here's an example:
Av 7 - the background is quite detailed and the lemons' color is rather cool and "white"
Av 11 - the background is blurry and the color of the lemons is warmer
Of course I love the close-ups - who wouldn't like a beautiful lemon like this one?
So, when life gives you lemons... take pictures!