2021 WEEK 45: Tiny Stories

an indoor type of PhotoChallenge

Catching Dragons by Ulrike Lukasczyk

As you might have noticed I really like stories and storytelling in photos. Sometimes you can do this on a larger scale and sometimes – like this week – you can select a smaller scenario. While some of us are facing lock downs again others maybe just face bad weather. Therefore I thought we should all have the chance to stay indoors. Of course you can also set up your tiny story in a garden or backyard.

The challenge this week is to create tiny scenes with toys, tools or stationary. Think of a short story to tell. Apply the rules of composition, play with POV (point of view) and DOF (depth of field). Have fun experimenting when taking the photos or editing them later on.

Inspiration and examples

Pinterest collection of ideas

There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that might help you to create stunning effects with tools you have at home. The ‘real’ miniatures are rather expensive but I’m sure you can come up with alternatives from your kids, grandkid or even your desk drawer.

Challenge Summary

  • Take a new photo of your tiny scene with toys or everyday objects that tells a story
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday, November 7 and Saturday, November 13
  • 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!
  • HAVE FUN WITH PHOTOGRAPHY!

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:  #2021photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2021 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About Ulrike Lukasczyk

While photography always fascinated me I seriously started learning techniques and composition only back in 2016. One of my first sources of learning material and feedback was this group: The Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge. Being insatiably curious I dived into all kinds of subjects and techniques until I finally dared to photograph people. That really is what excites me most about photography: capturing real people at the right moment, their personalities, their stories and even their dreams. This is contrasting quite nicely with my day-to-day business. I’ve got an engineering degree in biotechnology and work full time as a scientist in research. At least my husband and two kids also like my photography hobby and encourage me to pursue it, modeling for me or discussing my ideas. We live in a village near Darmstadt in Germany. We like traveling with our Unimog camper (www.derullimog.de) and I also enjoy horseback riding and Yoga. Now I’m very happy and excited to join the admin team of this group and give something back to the community: challenge ideas, encouragement and photography tips. My photos can be found via the search function in the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge group on Facebook, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mindseyes_ul/ or my portfolio site: https://ulliluke.myportfolio.com.

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