WEEK 23: The HAKA is BACK!

Back in the summer of 2013, I was introduced in France by some fellow photographers (Patrice Mestari, François Levillon and Fabien Dal Vechio) to the art of HAKA Photography. At 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 →

WEEK 19: B&W – Water

Long exposures of running water can add a sense of motion to our images. Yes, majestic waterfalls make for beautiful images, but small streams are often easier to find and beautiful in their own way. You might need to search a little harder for a good composition, but the concept is the same. Use a tripod and experiment with different shutter speeds to figure out how blurred you want the water to be. READ MORE →

Week 17: April 22 is Earth Day

From Tiny Planets to 360 images and Infrared Panoramas, there’s an original way to portray your unique view of Earth Day 2018 through Photography. You’re entirely on your own to define that perspective and bring it to your fellow community members here at the Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge. READ MORE →

WEEK 14: B&W – Interesting Plainness – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

“An interesting plainness is the most difficult and precious thing to achieve.” -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect) I read this quote recently and thought it would make for an READ MORE →

Week 11: OUT OF PLACE – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

We can all agree that trash and litter doesn’t have its place on our streets or in nature. The possibilities are endless, they will depend on your interpretation of the theme and your lifestyle. I’m an outdoor individual who loves nature, therefore my examples are nature-related but in no way shape or form should you feel that my priorities should reflect your priorities when it comes to this challenge. A great image will always portray a part of you. READ MORE →

2018 WEEK 8: B&W – Shadows / The Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Shadows can be a compositional element creating balance. Similar to reflections, they double the volume of the subject. I can see the heart shape captured below as a popular choice, but there are many other mirrored shadows that might be interesting subjects. I encourage you to be creative. READ MORE →

WEEK 4: B&W – Finding the Light – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Ask yourself, “What caught my eye initially?” and determine how best to capture the essence of that with your camera. Every element in the frame should enhance the purpose of your photo. If there is an element in your frame that distracts the eye or detracts from the essence, figure out how to eliminate or minimize it. READ MORE →

WEEK 48: B&W Square Format Photography – 2017 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge

 Without getting into too much technical detail, I think Aaron Chang pretty much sums it up. Thanks to Instagram, square format images live on well into the digital age. READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 31: B&W LOCKED WITH LOCKS

We all use locks in our everyday lives. Even when I lived on a ranch at the TOP of TOPANGA with no locks on the doors, we still had a READ MORE →