Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

This week, the challenge is to….Photograph the Places You’ll Go

I know this challenge is a bit “out there”. How can you possibly photograph places you’ve not been to!?…

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

This is the final installment of my travelogue to India. The final leg of our journey in India took us south to Kerala for a bit of a beach holiday.

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: 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: Four-legged Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Four-legged Friends

I just returned from a week of photographing wild* horses in Missouri Ozarks – yes, there are! – so as I was standing in a field for four hours yesterday I decided that this week the theme is to:

Photograph Four-legged Friends

It doesn’t matter if you’re photographing domestically or in the wild….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

It’s raining as I write making this week’s challenge particularly apt.

This week, the theme is to:
 
Photograph Drops of Water

As I look out the window, there are drops of water dripping from the leaves which are just turning color for the autumn. If I’m lucky, the sun will come out soon and I’ll get a little sparkle

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.

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.

Flow and the Art of Photography

Flow and the Art of Photography

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.