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 →

2018 WEEK 1: 2008 FLASHBACK – MY NEIGHBORHOOD – 10th Anniversary Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Welcome everyone to the WEEK 1 of the 2018 10th Anniversary Photo Challenge at the Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge – In 2007, Trevor Carpenter who eventually founded the PhotoChallenge.org, began a series of Photo Challenges which he shared from his personal blog at trevorcarpenter.com. They started as a series of personal photographic challenges that quickly attracted a crowd of photo enthusiasts to his blog. In January 2008, Trevor founded with the help of Jeremy, the PhotoChallenge.org in order to cater to the new found enthusiasm generated around his personal photo challenges. READ MORE →

2017 TREVOR CARPENTER PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 45: Clear Glass without Reflections

The challenge this week is to photograph clear glass objects without reflections. You do not need a fancy studio setup! You can do this with a single desk lamp and a tripod. I’ve embedded links to tutorials and videos within the descriptions below that describe the very simple technique. Once you learn the trick to photographing glass without reflections, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for all of the interesting glass in your house to see what kind of images you can create! READ MORE →

2017 Photochallenge Week 25 – People We Love

I’m writing this post with a heavy heart. As many of you probably know, Trevor Carpenter – the founder of photochallenge.org – passed away last Wednesday after a long battle READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 9: RED

Everyone did a great job in our last histogram challenge! However, I noticed some confusion in the comments that I thought would make for a good follow-on challenge. Before we READ MORE →

2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 6: PROPER EXPOSURE USING THE HISTOGRAM

My focus this year will be on Proper Exposure: what it is and how to achieve it. Have you ever wondered why some photos seem to “pop” and grab your READ MORE →