The Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge and COVID-19

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We at the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge and Tempus Aura Studios understand the complexity of current events in regards to COVID-19. Many of our participants are having their daily lives altered READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 27: Rim Lighting

This week we’re going to experiment with a particular type of lighting called rim lighting. It is created by light hitting the back of your subject and is best seen when the background behind your subject is dark. The light source can be natural (i.e. the sun) or unnatural (i.e. flash or a continuous light source). Your subject can be lit (with fill-flash or a reflector) or in dark shadow for a very moody feeling. The choice is up to you. READ MORE →

WEEK 26: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and More…

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 24: Multiple Exposure Nature Photography

This week we’ll be exploring the possibilities of multiple exposure photography in nature. (If you are still limited in your ability to explore the outdoors due to COVID-19, you can accomplish this challenge with a flower/bouquet or some other real or fake plant in your home.) Multiple exposure photography is a technique where two or more photos are combined into one. Depending on how you capture your multiple images, your end result could be very painterly, completely abstract or even fantastical. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 23: Sunglasses

Sunglasses are great for their reflective properties, as a stylish prop or even as a creative lens filter in photography. Many of us see the world through sunglasses almost every day. READ MORE →

2020 Week 22: Haiku

Haiku is not a word historically associated with photography. Although brief and minimal, haiku are powerful narratives that tell a story and even paint a vivid picture. Our challenge this week is to take a photo utilizing the haiku essence. For some additional creativity, I invite you to explore haiku poetry and even choose a poem that resonates with you by trying to visually capture the poets words. For a deeper experience you could even write your own 17 syllable (5-7-5) haiku for your image. READ MORE →

2020 Week 21 Art Master Pieces.

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to Create your version of an Art Master piece, with things from your own house. A Museum Asked People To Recreate READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 19: Documentary – Daily Life during a Pandemic

It seems that our daily lives have been upended almost overnight by the COVID-19 pandemic and yet life continues as if in a parallel universe. Your challenge this week is to document (through photos) something notable that has changed in your life due to the pandemic – something that you think might be of interest to future generations (or even historians) 100 years from now. READ MORE →