2010 Challenge, Weeks 37-40: DOORWAYS

Hope And Pain

"Hope And Pain", by Martin Gommel

For the next four weeks of the 2010 Challenge, we will be concentrating on shooting DOORWAYS. A doorway is a passage from one place to another. We can stand in one place and peer into another. Often you can capture contrasting scenes, colors, and textures. A door is the “book’s cover” to a home or a building, it creates the first impression. Since only one photo each week is required for the 2010 challenge, you will have time to plan and experiment, and get just the right shot each week.

St. Augustine Doorway

"St. Augustine Doorway", by Dave Gilbert

Through some doorways you’ll be forced to choose the best exposure possible. You might expose for the darker foreground, or for the bright distant scene. Or maybe you’ll toss the whole thing out, and attempt an HDR of the scene.

Firopotamos Doorway 2

"Firopotamos Doorway 2", by Chris Goldberg

Whatever you end up doing, please follow the guidelines of one photo per week. Even though you’ll probably shoot more than one shot each week, take some time to select the best photograph. If you’re not being forced to select one from many good photos, then you may not be challenging yourself enough. We trimmed the 2010 Challenge down to one shot a week, for the very reason of allowing you the freedom and time to plan and practice each week’s shot. Shoot many, but select just one.

Find a Door

"Find a Door", by Thomas Hawk

You can post your weekly shot any time during the week. When posting, please add your photo to the photochallenge.org pool on flickr, and tag the photos with “2010challenge” and “2010challengeXX”, where XX is the week in a two digit format (37, 38, 39, 40). Of course, you are welcome to join in at any time, and if you miss posting during one week, just make it up the following week. This is about having fun and challenging yourself to become a better photographer, so the rules are guidelines. You won’t be punished or banned from the group if you miss a week or make up a shot.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.