Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

This week’s photo challenge is a lighting etude. Photograph Interesting Light.
Sometimes photographers look for a subject first – what we’re going to photograph – and forget to look for the light. Light is the medium of photographers – it is what we use to create photographs. Being able to see and use light is fundamental to photography….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

This week’s challenge is to: Photograph Sequences. Sequences set up a story with a beginning, middle and end. This challenge is perfect for showing how to do something – everything from cooking a recipe to creating a piece of art to changing a diaper (I dare you! 🙂

Preparing for an Epic Trip

Preparing for an Epic Trip

I’m heading out this week for a very exciting trip. Truth be told I’m a little nervous. I’ve done a lot of traveling but this is an adventure a little outside of my comfort zone. But the trip is about photography so these are the things I’m doing right now to prepare to make great photographs on my trip.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Balance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Balance

This week, the theme is to:
 
Photograph Balance
This week’s challenge is an opportunity to look for balance in your life. This balance can be symbolic or actual balance. The cairns are really both. Stones literally balanced on top of each other, but also a symbol of balance in my life.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mundane

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mundane

We’re photographing the mundane this week – something everyday – something ordinary.
 
This is all up for interpretation as what I think of as ordinary maybe extraordinary to others.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows within Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows within Windows

The challenge this week isn’t just to photograph windows –
This week, the challenge is to photograph windows within windows.

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

I was participating in a mentoring class this week and another participant wrote a comment that just broke my heart because I completely understand the feeling and remember not too long in the past feeling exactly the same way…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Strength

Weekly Photo Challenge: Strength

Weekly Photo Challenge: Strength

This week, photograph strength – of all sorts. Men with big, bulging muscles come to mind or powerful animals. This can be one way to think of strength.

Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

Photographic Etudes & Deliberate Practice

Musical scales and etudes are designed to build our technique and the work will pay off later. Etudes are the medicine of music. We practice them to make us better. Photography can have its etudes as well. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photographic etude”. 

To Compete or Not to Compete: A Photographer’s Dilemma

To Compete or Not to Compete: A Photographer’s Dilemma

Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I’ll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you’re really enjoying the experience of photography.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something Borrowed

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something Borrowed

This week, the theme is to:

Photograph Something Borrowed

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….

You don’t just have to think weddings this week, but a summer wedding would be appropriate.

So grab your camera this week – or better still, borrow someone else’s – and go see what you can negotiate.

Making the Invisible, Visible

Making the Invisible, Visible

Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I’ll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you’re really enjoying the experience of photography.