WEEK 42: Selective Color

For this week’s challenge, we’ll experiment with one of my favorite photographic effects: Selective Color. (Also known as Selective Desaturation.) With this effect, most everything in the photo appears black READ MORE →

WEEK 41: WOOD & WATER

Unlike our OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE CHALLENGE, this challenge should encourage you to focus on your strengths to create an image that has two important elements, WOOD & WATER. READ MORE →

WEEK 40: The Wheel is Back!

This week, your PhotoChallenge admins are out scouring the globe, looking for new and exciting photographic opportunities. As such, we will once again let Lady Luck decide our photographic fates, READ MORE →

WEEK 39 : Comfort Zone and the Photographic Discourse Group

Along with Peter Randall, we came up with a Photo Challenge idea to incorporate the best of both worlds, a challenge that takes you, the Photo Challenge Community Member out of your comfort zone and into the photographic discourse group to discuss and improve your skill sets. Naturally, as always we’re here to help out with the weekly theme. READ MORE →

WEEK 36: B&W with Colored “Filters”

This week’s challenge introduces the concept of using colored filters for B&W photography. Some of you may already be familiar with this concept, but for others it will be brand READ MORE →

WEEK 34: Food and Drink

For this week’s challenge, we’ll photograph something that is a part of all of our lives: Food and Drink. There are several reason why I love photographing food: Firstly, delicious READ MORE →

WEEK 33 – Flashback August Challenge, 2010: Vehicles

Just like in the original challenge, we’re not only looking for great images of entire vehicles. Cars are a little like buildings in architectural photography, just like we can choose to photograph an architectural detail on a building, we can photograph specific details of a vehicle. In the example above, the badge from an antique tractor I found in a field in Auvergne, France. READ MORE →

WEEK 31: B&W – Long Exposure Clouds

You must create a black and white long exposure photograph taken with cloud movement. Depending on how fast the clouds move , you may be able to achieve the look you are looking for in one long exposure or by stacking multiple long exposures. Even if the cloud movement is favorable to one long exposure, you may choose to stack multiple shorter long exposures to reduce noise. READ MORE →

WEEK 30: Motion Blur

Most of the time, our pictures tend to freeze time in the exact instant the photo was taken. This tends to stop all movement, resulting in a more static, motionless image. However, if we intentionally slow down the shutter, then moving objects will tend to blur, and your photo will better convey a sense of motion. As always, let’s dive into some examples: READ MORE →

WEEK 29 – MACRO / CLOSE-UP

One lighting technique I use for Macro Photography is Cross Polarization. In a nutshell I polarize the light from my flashes and set a circular polarizer on my lens. If I’m set for Horizontal Polarization on my light source, I set the lens for Vertical Polarization, thus crossed. The end result is an elimination of glare creating a different texture and revealing lots of sometimes unseen details. READ MORE →