Weekly Photo Challenge: Feathered Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Feathered Friends

I’ve just come in from the cold. It’s winter here and I live near the Mississippi River – prime time and place to photograph Bald Eagles. This week, the challenge is to go out and…Photograph our Feathered Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something that Doesn’t Belong

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something that Doesn’t Belong

This week is one of those odd-ball challenges: Photograph Something that Doesn’t Belong

I think I’m tapping back into my childhood and remembering a bit from the children’s show Sesame Street where they show a series of objects and challenges the children to find the thing that doesn’t belong. I can even hear the song in my head “One of this things doesn’t belong..

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bright Colors

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bright Colors

We’re still in the throws of winter here in the American mid-west. Lots of gray, cold days for us! The weather’s getting me down so I’m looking for a bit of a pick-me-up this week. Let’s make the colors the story of the photo. This week….
Photograph Bright Colors

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfortable and Cozy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfortable and Cozy

It’s been cold – really cold – this week. We get these polar vortexes (vortexi?) every once in a while and I usually just hibernate in a warm cocoon until they’re over. I know not everyone is in the throws of winter, but we all like to think warm and comfortable thoughts. This week’s challenge is to photograph something comfortable and cozy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

This week’s photo challenge is a compositional etude. Photograph Repeating Patterns
I worked on this compositional technique a lot when I first started trying to improve my photography skills. My eye will see repeating patterns, but only if the are really obvious. Once I started looking for repeating patterns, though they seem to be everywhere!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

It’s winter where I am and we’ve had quite a few cloudy sky days. It’s gotten me thinking of all the photographs I can make under cloudy skies. This week’s challenge is to: Photograph Under Cloudy Skies

Weekly Challenges: Holiday Traditions

Weekly Challenges: Holiday Traditions

We’re right in the midst of the holidays for many folks. Many of us have traveled to see family or have extended family visiting. This week, the challenge is to: Photograph Holiday Traditions

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Wind

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Wind

GUEST POST: This week is a guest post by landscape and travel photographer Graham Fisher. The challenge this week is to: Photograph the Wind

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.

Finding your Best: Curating you Photo Collection

Finding your Best: Curating you Photo Collection

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life
I’d like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life’s philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. I’ve gathered my thoughts together as an ebook

Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen photographers accept where they are in their own vision and skill. Though always seeking improvement, they check their desire to compare themselves with other photographers and envy other photographers’ successes. Zen photographers work within themselves to create the best possible photographs they can. They acknowledge and accept natural human insecurities and negative desires, then refocus their energies on creating compelling photographs.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down a Random Road

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down a Random Road

Weekly Photo Challenge: This week, the theme is to: Photograph Down a Random Road. Maybe also find some colorful fall foliage along the way. Stay safe, but challenge yourself to explore a bit. This week strike out on a different path