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 32: B&W – Triangles

Implied triangles can also be used to create a relationship between objects in a photo. This article offers a wonderful explanation of the concept:
Street Photography Composition Lesson #1: Triangles. For example in the photo below, there is an implied triangle between the bicyclist, the person in the crosswalk in the background and the people on the sidewalk. While any one of those points is relatively small in the frame, the triangle between them creates a relationship that makes the photo about the people and not the cars. 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 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 21: May 2008 Challenge Flashback

This week we’ll take a trip down memory lane as we continue with our 10th Anniversary Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge. Back in May 2008 the PhotoChallenge was in its first year and challenges were month-long weekly challenges that followed a specific theme with some weekly variances. At times we even shot a daily image. 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 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 →