WEEK 30: Motion Blur

Most of the time, our pictures tend to freeze time in the exact instant the photo was taken. This tends to stop all movement, resulting in a more static, motionless image. However, if we intentionally slow down the shutter, then moving objects will tend to blur, and your photo will better convey a sense of motion. As always, let’s dive into some examples: 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 27 : FLASHBACK 2015 WEEK 40: ROOM WITH A VIEW – HDR

I remember this challenge like it was yesterday. I also remember Trevor’s enthusiasm as I brought up the draft for this challenge. He was ecstatic as it was a photographic discipline he had been practicing in order to capture some of his mom’s interior design creations. READ MORE →

WEEK 26: B&W – Leading Lines

Lines are an important element in composition and this week we are going to focus on a subset of lines called “leading lines”. I’m sure that most if not all 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 22 – Pet portraits

This week’s challenge stars our pets and other animals! It’s a pretty straightforward one: shoot an image of your favorite animal looking at us. No other restrictions, both color and 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 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 12: Forced Perspective – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photochallenge

This week, we’re going play with Forced Perspective. Put simply, forced perspective is a fun optical illusion that can make big things look small, small things look big, near things look far, or far things look near. To do so, the photographer carefully arranges objects in the foreground and/or background to “trick” the viewer into thinking these objects are near each other, even when they’re not. It’s a fun technique that can be used to create some very creative, memorable photos. READ MORE →