2019 WEEK 24: Nighttime Photography

NY Skyline – Eric Minbiole

This week’s challenge is nighttime photography. The exact choice of subject is up to you, as long as it was taken at night.

There are lots of fun, creative options for nighttime photographs: Stars, buildings, lights, or city skylines are always great options. Or, if you’re feeling more adventuresome, you can try taking a long exposure shot. This allows for several fun, creative options, such as light painting, moving car lights, star trails, or making nighttime look like day (as with the pier example, below).

As always, creative or out of the box ideas are welcomed and encouraged 🙂

Nighttime Pier – Eric Minbiole

The Challenge

  • Take a nighttime photograph. The choice of subject is completely up to you.
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday, June 9 and Saturday, June 15.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2019photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About Eric Minbiole

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been absolutely fascinated with anything technical– electronics, computers, cameras, gadgets, etc. Growing up, I loved taking things apart to see what was inside. While I couldn’t always put things back together, I loved trying to figure out how things work. Because of my love for all things technical, I pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering, and currently work as a Software Engineer. I’ve been fascinated with photography ever since borrowing my parents 110 film camera when I was young. It’s been a great hobby ever since: I love experimenting with photos, and trying new things. I especially love technical and/or trick photography. (“Gimmicks!”, as my wife jokingly calls them 😉 ) While I’m comfortable with the technical side of how to shoot, I struggle more with the artistic side of what to shoot in the first place. This is one reason I quite enjoy this group: There are fun, interesting ideas each week. I joined PhotoChallenge as a participant in 2014, and am amazed at how much this group has helped me learn. Each week, I look forward to the fun, creative challenges that Steve, Trevor, Gary, and Jeremy put together. Most importantly, the weekly challenges give me the motivation to get out there and take photos each week. (Otherwise, I suspect my camera might be gathering dust on the shelf.) As well, interacting with the fantastic members of the group– discussing suggestions, techniques, what works, what doesn’t– has been an invaluable help. I am absolutely thrilled to join the PhotoChallenge team– I’ve learned so much from the group, and hope that I can give back a little bit. If you’d like to see some of my photos, please check out my flickr page.

3 Replies to “2019 WEEK 24: Nighttime Photography”

  1. Mat

    Really enjoyed this challenge. I have only been in the group for a couple of weeks on Facebook. There doesn’t seem to be any winners picked. Is that right or am I just missing them? It is cool if not as that is probably why people are so supportive and chatty in the group. It’s less like a competition where people might not want to like competing photos.

    1. thedigitaljeanie

      Sorry for the delay in responding. You understand correctly – we do not pick winners. This is a challenge, not a competition, and we want to encourage and inspire participants to get out with their cameras and try new things. It is hard to take creative risks when one is worried about being judged. 🙂

      1. Mat

        Thanks for explaining. I wasn’t interested this week in the Harris Shutter Effect but when I tried it, it was fun. Looking forward to the next challenge.