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 →

2018 WEEK 7: 2009 FLASHBACK – COLOR:RED – 10th Anniversary Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Day 32: COLOR:RED – As we continue to visit a decade of Photo Challenges, I decided to go back to February 2009. One thing I’m realizing is the simplicity that was, The Photo Challenge. READ MORE →

WEEK 6: Macro Texture – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

This week, we’ll revisit one of my favorite types of photography: Macro Photography. In particular, we’re going to use macro photography to emphasize the texture of the subject. One of READ MORE →

Week 2: Mondriaan – Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge 2018

This week, we’re visiting a famous Dutch Master of painting again: Piet Mondriaan. Piet Mondriaan (1872 – 1 February 1944) was a Dutch painter who became world famous for his READ MORE →

WEEK 50: Intentional Camera Movement – 2017 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

I’ve never been a fan of ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) techniques for two reasons. The first is I’m more of an editorial photographer. The second reason, I never really found READ MORE →

WEEK 49: Contrasting Colors – 2017 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

Since last week was a black and white challenge, this week, we’re going to play with color. In particular, we’re going to look for Contrasting Colors. In a nutshell, contrasting 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 43: Negative Space

This week, we’re going to experiment with Negative Space. Put simply, negative space is the area around your subject, rather than the subject itself. By creatively controlling this empty space READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 42: THE WHEEL IS BACK

For those of you who were part of my first experimental WHEEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, you’ll remember all the fun we had. I actually wasn’t too sure if it was going READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 40: Reflections

This week, we’re looking to create photos that have fun, interesting reflections. By photographing a reflection of your subject, you can often create a more interesting, memorable image than if READ MORE →