Week 12: Forced Perspective – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

This week, we’re going play with Forced Perspective. Put simply, forced perspective is a fun optical illusion that can make big things look small, small things look big, near things look far, or far things look near. To do so, the photographer carefully arranges objects in the foreground and/or background to “trick” the viewer into thinking these objects are near each other, even when they’re not. It’s a fun technique that can be used to create some very creative, memorable photos. READ MORE →

Week 11: OUT OF PLACE – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

We can all agree that trash and litter doesn’t have its place on our streets or in nature. The possibilities are endless, they will depend on your interpretation of the theme and your lifestyle. I’m an outdoor individual who loves nature, therefore my examples are nature-related but in no way shape or form should you feel that my priorities should reflect your priorities when it comes to this challenge. A great image will always portray a part of you. READ MORE →

Week 10: picture a song – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

This week, we’re going to let our favorite musicians inspire us! Just like poetry, a beautiful lyric can evoke an image in our mind’s eye. This challenge is about finding imagery in your favorite songs and capturing it in a photograph. READ MORE →

2018 WEEK 9 : Unique to my Country, City or Town – The Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

One thing that strikes me the most with our photo challenges is the unique character and traits of images from around the globe. It strikes me when a unique looking daily item shows up, sometimes from a place I visited, but never quite stopped to take a closer look and understand why. READ MORE →

2018 WEEK 8: B&W – Shadows / The Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Shadows can be a compositional element creating balance. Similar to reflections, they double the volume of the subject. I can see the heart shape captured below as a popular choice, but there are many other mirrored shadows that might be interesting subjects. I encourage you to be creative. READ MORE →

2018 WEEK 7: 2009 FLASHBACK – COLOR:RED – 10th Anniversary Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Day 32: COLOR:RED – As we continue to visit a decade of Photo Challenges, I decided to go back to February 2009. One thing I’m realizing is the simplicity that was, The Photo Challenge. READ MORE →

WEEK 6: Macro Texture – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

This week, we’ll revisit one of my favorite types of photography: Macro Photography. In particular, we’re going to use macro photography to emphasize the texture of the subject. One of READ MORE →

WEEK 5: 10, TEN, X … – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Where things get really tricky is when we go one step further and create relationship between the Roman Numeral for 10, “X” within structural forms. Although less obvious, it’s the one approach that best exercises the eye and mind to be in tune with any given subject. READ MORE →

WEEK 4: B&W – Finding the Light – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Ask yourself, “What caught my eye initially?” and determine how best to capture the essence of that with your camera. Every element in the frame should enhance the purpose of your photo. If there is an element in your frame that distracts the eye or detracts from the essence, figure out how to eliminate or minimize it. READ MORE →

Week 3: THE GOLDEN MEAN – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

A Special Photo Challenge inspired by Stephanie Adams Remember when the perfect circle Photo Challenge came out? Well, this is where I was headed, the Golden Mean, also known as Fibonacci’s READ MORE →