2020 WEEK 11: Feathers

This week we’ll be taking photos of feathers. How you choose to photograph those feathers is up to you. You might choose to photograph a single feather or arrange multiple feathers together. You might choose to photograph the entire feather or get close and photograph the fine details. You might choose to photograph in color or B&W. You might choose to photograph feathers on a bird, though I encourage you to make the photo about the feathers and not the bird itself. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 8: Shoshin (aka Beginner’s Mind)

This week’s photochallenge is based on the concept of Shoshin or “Beginner’s Mind.” I want you to take a photo of a familiar subject or location, but I want you to photograph it differently than you normally would. I want you to discard your first instinct for how to photograph your subject and think of a different way to capture it that you haven’t considered before. To achieve Shoshin, I encourage you to channel your inner child and his/her innate curiosity. This week is about experimenting and challenging what you think you “should” do – not about achieving the perfect image. READ MORE →

2019 WEEK 52: Peace

When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world. — Maha Ghosananda

This time of the year is frenzied and chaotic for many people and so I thought I would challenge you to look for and notice peace this week. It could be that you photograph something that brings you peace. Or perhaps you take a photo that evokes a peaceful feeling.

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2019 WEEK 51: Gold

This week we are looking for gold: real gold, fake gold, the color gold, etc. Your photo may have other colors as well, but I encourage you to approach the challenge from the mindset of “looking for gold”. This might mean that you pre-visualize the post-processing that you intend to apply to whatever photo you take. READ MORE →

2019 WEEK 49: Action Sequence Photography

I was recently in Moab, UT and came across some base jumpers at the top of a cliff. I quickly grabbed my camera out of the backseat of the car and shot in burst mode as each person jumped. This style of photography is called “Action Sequence Photography” and can be used with any subject that moves through the frame, i.e. sports, wildlife, a pet or child playing in the yard, etc. READ MORE →

2019 WEEK 46: Flat Lay

Flat Lay is a sub-genre of still life photography. It is typically a group of objects that tell a story when put together and then photographed from a bird’s eye view. It is particularly popular in food photography and product photography, but there it is certainly not limited to that. Often times a hand-written note or some other creative wording is included in a flat lay for inspiration. READ MORE →

2019 WEEK 39: Circles

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end. – Maynard James Keenan

This week we are focusing on circles (no pun intended). There are a few ways you can approach this challenge. Perhaps the most straightforward is to simply take a photo of something that looks like a circle or a collection of circles. However, there is a lot of room for creativity this week if you want to create a circle to photograph. Some ideas include:

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2019 WEEK 35: In Your Backyard

“The world is a mystery. This, what you’re looking at, is not all there is to it. There is much more to the world, so much more, in fact, that READ MORE →