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 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 20: Happy Mother’s Day 2018

This year it came more clearly to my attention that not everyone for their own personal reasons welcome Mother’s Day. Since we’re taking TWO very different approaches to Mother’s Day here at the Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge, you’re going to have a choice as to which path you want to take. You can even take on both challenges and post TWO DIFFERENT IMAGES this WEEK. 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 18: Abstract Macro

This week, I want everyone to take a macro shot that highlights the curves, patterns, colors, and shapes within your subject. You should try to get close enough to at least partially obscure what the subject actually is. Ideally, your photograph should capture the viewer’s attention, while they try to figure out what they’re seeing. 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 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 →

Week 3: THE GOLDEN MEAN – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

A Special Photo Challenge inspired by Stephanie Adams Remember when the perfect circle Photo Challenge came out? Well, this is where I was headed, the Golden Mean, also known as Fibonacci’s 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 →

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 →