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.

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.

100 “No”s

100 “No”s

I started a new project this week – or rather I realized this week that I had already started a new project. The goal is to increase the visibility of my photography and find my audience. I call the project “100 ‘No’s”.

Weekly Photo Challenge: White on White

Weekly Photo Challenge: White on White

We’ve had a bit of snow around my area and I’m looking out the window at an almost completely white scene. I’m heading out in a bit and my goal is to capture a high key photograph. This week’s challenge is to: Photograph White on White

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

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

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.

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Curiosity and Zen Photography

Zen photographers approach life each day with a sense of youthful curiosity, being wide-open to the wonders of the world whether they be formed as a grand landscape or found in the simplest blade of grass.

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”. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shades of Gray

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shades of Gray

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.