Dogwood Photography Challenge 2017: Weeks 5-8

And this should get us caught up on the Dogwood Photography Challenge 2017 – so next up, Week 9! (Side note – if you want to see the Boy’s photos, check out his Instagram.)

Week 5 – Technical: Ten Shots [Shot with Canon EF 75-300mm/f4-5.6 III]
Shoot 10 shots of the same subject. Each shot should be from a different angle, distance, and focal length. Share your favorite image from the set.

I staged a shoot with some of my prettiest belongings for this challenge, taking shots from all different angles and distances.

Dogwood Week 5

Week 6 – Artistic: Candy [Shot with Canon EF 50mm/f1.8 II]
 A throwback to one of the favorite weeks of the original challenge. Your artistic inspiration this week is candy. Since this is the advanced challenge… you can’t actually use candy in the scene.

No candy IN the candy photo?! Augh. I went the “candy-colored” route, with some candy-shaped doodles to really hit the nail on the head.

Dogwood Week 6

Week 7 – Story: Forgotten [Shot with Canon EF 75-300mm/f4-5.6 III]
Abandoned was a very popular week in the original challenge. For the advanced challenge tell the story of something forgotten. [Note: It keeps saying “advanced” challenge because they did this last year, although I personally did not.]

We happened to be in Lake Arrowhead the week of this challenge, and the dark, cold, foggy weather made everything feel a bit forgotten. This was a shot of the view from our rented house as the fog rolled across the mountains one morning.

Dogwood Week 7

Week 8 – Technical: One Shot [Shot with Canon EF 50mm/f1.8 II]
Imagine that it is the last frame on a roll of film, and you have to nail it. For this challenge only take one shot. No deleting, no 2nd shot. The honor system is in play.

This was tough! The morning light was so pretty on these roses, I took one shot – and it was totally too dark. Still, though I could only take one shot, it didn’t say I couldn’t edit it…and with a bit of work, that morning light really popped.

Dogwood Week 8

Next up, Week 9…


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