2021 WEEK 36: SHIPPING & SUPPLY CHAIN EFFECT

I want you to focus on how the impact of the current logistics and supply chain issues are affecting your local community. That leaves a very broad spectrum of possibilities from shipping vessels to the food you serve on your table. READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 35: Super Guest Challenge

Let’s focus on our challenge, it’s a simple photography challenge themed around the word “FARM”. Very much like our “FISH” challenge, I’m giving you total artistic interpretation.

That means I want you to think carefully about your subject first and then create to the best of your abilities, an amazing photograph that relates to the word “FARM”. READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 1: Faceless Portrait

The first theme of the new year is about creating a portrait in a creative way. We are going to capture a situation, a mood or an aspect of a READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 51: Finding Magic in the Mundane

This week we’re going to challenge our perception of the things around us. The idea for this challenge comes from my desire to find magic in the brown winter landscape that currently surrounds me, but it could just as easily apply to anyone who has limited mobility and/or travel restrictions due to COVID lockdowns – or any other limitations. Click through for more details and examples. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 49: Color Grading

This week we’ll be exploring the concept of Color Grading. There are many different ways to color grade from applying presets to maintaining complete control over the process. Since we are all at different levels, any process you choose to use this week is fine for the challenge. Click through for more details and examples. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 39: Objects in Motion

This week we’ll be attempting to capture the concept of motion in our photos. In other words, capturing the feeling of motion in an otherwise static scene. In terms of technique, you will need a shutter speed slow enough to achieve blur of the objects in motion, but the specific shutter speed will be relative to the speed of your subject. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 36: Favorite Quotes

As I was looking through my folder of favorite quotes recently, it occurred to me that it might be fun and inspiring to make picture quotes for our photo challenge. For this week’s challenge, I want you to first select one of your favorite quotes, then take a photo that supports the quote. Finally combine the two by placing the quote on your photo. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 33: Astrophotography

This week we’re going to be looking up at the night sky. The night sky offers a plethora of photographic opportunities and in case you’re wondering, yes, you can accomplish the challenge from your backyard or balcony. You might think that you can only take photos of the night sky in areas with no moon and no light pollution, but that isn’t entirely true. There are plenty of options for city dwellers to photograph the night sky. Your camera will always “see” more than your eyes can see, so you might be surprised at what you can capture. READ MORE →

2020 WEEK 31: Intimate Landscapes

An intimate landscape photo is one which isolates a small section of a landscape. It encompasses the area between grand vistas and macro photos. An intimate landscape might be taken in an area with grand vistas, but it could just as easily be a photo taken in your backyard. Intimate landscapes tend to create order from apparent chaos by focusing on repeating shapes, lines, texture, etc. Click through to find links to articles that further discuss the concept of intimate landscapes. READ MORE →