WEEK 50: Intentional Camera Movement – 2017 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

I’ve never been a fan of ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) techniques for two reasons. The first is I’m more of an editorial photographer. The second reason, I never really found READ MORE →

WEEK 49: Contrasting Colors – 2017 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

Since last week was a black and white challenge, this week, we’re going to play with color. In particular, we’re going to look for Contrasting Colors. In a nutshell, contrasting READ MORE →

WEEK 48: B&W Square Format Photography – 2017 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge

 Without getting into too much technical detail, I think Aaron Chang pretty much sums it up. Thanks to Instagram, square format images live on well into the digital age. READ MORE →

2017 TREVOR CARPENTER PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 45: Clear Glass without Reflections

The challenge this week is to photograph clear glass objects without reflections. You do not need a fancy studio setup! You can do this with a single desk lamp and a tripod. I’ve embedded links to tutorials and videos within the descriptions below that describe the very simple technique. Once you learn the trick to photographing glass without reflections, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for all of the interesting glass in your house to see what kind of images you can create! READ MORE →

2017 – 3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PHOTO CHALLENGE

Here we are with Halloween just around the corner. Unlike the previous years I haven’t had a chance to invest all the time I wanted to create that very special READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 38: CHANGE OF SEASON

Here we are, the last weekend of summer, I’m guessing the last weekend of winter down under. I’m one to miss the passage of summer. I like it warm and READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 33: Get Close!

This week’s theme is very simple: Get close to your subject! Doing so is a great way to emphasize your subject, and to help make your photos even more dramatic READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 32: GUEST CHALLENGE – WATER

WATER Quote: Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci   Challenge by Mindy Erickson   Facts: The water cycle involves water evaporating (turning into a gas), rising READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 31: B&W LOCKED WITH LOCKS

We all use locks in our everyday lives. Even when I lived on a ranch at the TOP of TOPANGA with no locks on the doors, we still had a READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 28: Unusual Perspectives

This week’s challenge is to photograph something from a unique, fun, or interesting perspective. The goal is to take an otherwise normal subject, and photograph it in an unusual way, READ MORE →