As mentioned, the Boy and I are doing the Dogwood Photography Challenge for 2017 with a few friends. I figured I might as well start posting my efforts here, so to start getting caught up, here are Weeks 1-4! I’m also posting these to my Instagram with the appropriate hashtags as we go…
Week 1 – Story: Rule of Thirds [Shot on iPhone 6s]
The rule of thirds is the first compositional rule most photographers learn; but most don’t know why they learn it. The rule of thirds is amazing for telling a story. Tell a story using rule of thirds.
For this photo, I was waiting on a corner in Beverly Hills on a gorgeous day. I aligned the corners of this odd building above me with the grid on my phone and snapped the shot.
Week 2 – Technical: SOOC [Shot with Canon EF 50mm/f1.8 II]
Straight out of the Camera. No Photoshop. Shoot a compelling image and post it without edits. No cheating!
This was a tough one for me, who tends to get edit-happy, but I grit my teeth and did it…it’s a lovely camellia bush in front of my home.
Week 3 – Artistic: Land [Shot with Canon EF 75-300mm/f4-5.6 III]
Your inspiration this week is land. This could be a landscape, or an image inspired by the land in some way.
The Boy and I took a photo walk to capture images inspired by land. Although I also did a color edit of this one, for the challenge my final photo was a black-and-white edit of these hikers we spotted from afar, chatting across two boulders.
Week 4 – Story: Mirror [Shot with Canon EF 50mm/f1.8 II]
Tell a story using a mirror.
I went for self-portraiture here (note the remote in my hand), imitating some truly spectacular artists I’ve seen across the internet who do truly fabulous things with mirrors.
Anyone else participating in the Challenge? Would love to see what you’ve got!