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: 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: 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 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.

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

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Moving Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Moving Water

This week, the theme is to:
Photograph Moving Water
Ah! Refreshing water! 
The challenge this week is to photography water – but not just any water – moving water.

Photography: Coping with Depression

Photography: Coping with Depression

Photography: Coping with Depression
I’m going to take a break from the travel writing this week to add my voice to the growing discussion in photography centering around depression and suicide.