This week’s challenge is to take a photo that conveys a sense of Magic, Mystery, or Wonder. This is a great week to show off your creativity. You can take a more literal interpretation of the theme, by photographing objects commonly associated with magic: Cards, Top Hats, Magic Wands, a Magician on stage, etc. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventuresome, you can try some trick photography and/or creative editing to make a surreal-looking or seemingly impossible image.
I love the look and feel of this first example: It looks like the cards are magically floating in air. While I don’t know for sure how the artist created this photo, something very similar could be done by simply throwing cards in the air, and taking the photo at the right time. No special equipment or editing needed– just a very creative eye.
In the photo below, I used a “levitation” technique, to make it look like I was floating on a magic carpet. (You can read a bit more about these techniques from Steve’s 2016 Levitation photo challenge.) Naturally, there are countless types of trick photography and/or creative editing that you can use to create a surreal or magic-looking image.
- Take a photo that conveys a sense of Magic, Mystery, or Wonder. Be as creative as you like!
- Post your newly taken photo during the week of Sunday, February 23 through Saturday, February 29.
- 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: #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2020 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.