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 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 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 →

WEEK 27 : FLASHBACK 2015 WEEK 40: ROOM WITH A VIEW – HDR

I remember this challenge like it was yesterday. I also remember Trevor’s enthusiasm as I brought up the draft for this challenge. He was ecstatic as it was a photographic discipline he had been practicing in order to capture some of his mom’s interior design creations. READ MORE →

Week 22 – Pet portraits

This week’s challenge stars our pets and other animals! It’s a pretty straightforward one: shoot an image of your favorite animal looking at us. No other restrictions, both color and READ MORE →

2018 WEEK 13: 2010 FLASHBACK – DOWN LOW – 10th Anniversary Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

This is like eight years ago and I can remember shooting two images like it was yesterday. I’m pretty sure I submitted a couple more but those seem long gone from my memory. READ MORE →

Week 12: Forced Perspective – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

This week, we’re going play with Forced Perspective. Put simply, forced perspective is a fun optical illusion that can make big things look small, small things look big, near things look far, or far things look near. To do so, the photographer carefully arranges objects in the foreground and/or background to “trick” the viewer into thinking these objects are near each other, even when they’re not. It’s a fun technique that can be used to create some very creative, memorable photos. READ MORE →

Week 10: picture a song – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

This week, we’re going to let our favorite musicians inspire us! Just like poetry, a beautiful lyric can evoke an image in our mind’s eye. This challenge is about finding imagery in your favorite songs and capturing it in a photograph. READ MORE →

2018 WEEK 9 : Unique to my Country, City or Town – The Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

One thing that strikes me the most with our photo challenges is the unique character and traits of images from around the globe. It strikes me when a unique looking daily item shows up, sometimes from a place I visited, but never quite stopped to take a closer look and understand why. READ MORE →