Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

I love this challenge! I admire photographers who specialize in minimalism and follow a number of them, but it’s not necessarily something that I’m very good at seeing myself….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wheels

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wheels

Weekly Photo Challenge: Photograph Wheels
I was just photographing at a festival (Cinco de Mayo since you ask) and I have lots of ideas for future challenges that involve people, but since we just did a people challenge, let’s go for something else that caught my attention during the parade. This week the challenge is to… Photograph Wheels

Weekly Photo Challenge: People

Weekly Photo Challenge: People

Weekly Photo Challenge: Photograph People
I’m just coming off of attending Shutterfest this week.I’ll broaden this challenge to be about photographing people in general rather than specifically portraiture. This week the challenge is to…. Photograph People

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

What some amateur photographers might not realize when they first get into digital photography is that nearly every image you see in the media has been altered in some way. Taking the photo is only the first step, post-processing digital photography is an art unto itself. In a class I’m teaching tonight, I’m going to talk about three main ways photographers use post-processing…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings

This week I had the opportunity to do a bit of photo journalism. I’m not a photo journalist, but I need some of the same skills when I’m traveling and photographing people and events. Photographing local events helps keep me in practice. This week, the challenge is to go out and Photograph Gatherings.

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: Motion

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

This week’s photo challenge is a motion etude — Photograph Motion.
Freezing motion – making a moving subject stand still – is one thing modern cameras do well. We can freeze the motion of anything from raindrops to race cars to birds in flight. Sports are perfect subjects for freezing motion.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

This week’s photo challenge is a focus etude — Photograph Eyes. One exercise in the Focus section of my book 32 Photo Etudes is to focus on eyes. Whether you like to photograph people or animals, capturing the eyes are key. Our eyes go directly to any eyes in a photo, so it’s important to practice getting a sharp focus where it counts.

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! 🙂

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

Street Photography in Old Delhi

Street Photography in Old Delhi

I dusted off my street photography chops (not much true street photography in mid-America) and headed into the narrow streets of Old Delhi. I was reminded of a few things about taking street photographs in one of the world’s most crowded cities.