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 →

2019 WEEK 32: Artistic Triptychs

Earlier this week I was asked to create a triptych from one of my photos and as I did some research to make sure I did it “correctly”, I realized READ MORE →

2019 WEEK 28: Wabi-Sabi

This week’s theme falls under the umbrella of “words/concepts that have no English equivalent.” Wabi-sabi is a new concept for me, so I had to do a bit of research to gain a modicum of understanding about it. One definition: “Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death… it reveres authenticity above all.” (click for references) READ MORE →