2020 WEEK 31: Intimate Landscapes

An intimate landscape photo is one which isolates a small section of a landscape. It encompasses the area between grand vistas and macro photos. An intimate landscape might be taken in an area with grand vistas, but it could just as easily be a photo taken in your backyard. Intimate landscapes tend to create order from apparent chaos by focusing on repeating shapes, lines, texture, etc. Click through to find links to articles that further discuss the concept of intimate landscapes. READ MORE →

WEEK 29: Up Close With Urban Nature and Wildlife

This week I want to get close up and personal with nature in an open theme. It doesn’t have to be macro or close-up photography, I want you to fill the frame up with nature whether you’re using a wide-angle lens, a macro lens or a high power telephoto lens. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 27: Rim Lighting

This week we’re going to experiment with a particular type of lighting called rim lighting. It is created by light hitting the back of your subject and is best seen when the background behind your subject is dark. The light source can be natural (i.e. the sun) or unnatural (i.e. flash or a continuous light source). Your subject can be lit (with fill-flash or a reflector) or in dark shadow for a very moody feeling. The choice is up to you. READ MORE →

WEEK 26: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and More…

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2020 WEEK 24: Multiple Exposure Nature Photography

This week we’ll be exploring the possibilities of multiple exposure photography in nature. (If you are still limited in your ability to explore the outdoors due to COVID-19, you can accomplish this challenge with a flower/bouquet or some other real or fake plant in your home.) Multiple exposure photography is a technique where two or more photos are combined into one. Depending on how you capture your multiple images, your end result could be very painterly, completely abstract or even fantastical. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 23: Sunglasses

Sunglasses are great for their reflective properties, as a stylish prop or even as a creative lens filter in photography. Many of us see the world through sunglasses almost every day. READ MORE →

2020 Week 22: Haiku

Haiku is not a word historically associated with photography. Although brief and minimal, haiku are powerful narratives that tell a story and even paint a vivid picture. Our challenge this week is to take a photo utilizing the haiku essence. For some additional creativity, I invite you to explore haiku poetry and even choose a poem that resonates with you by trying to visually capture the poets words. For a deeper experience you could even write your own 17 syllable (5-7-5) haiku for your image. READ MORE →