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Hello!

It has been a bit, a few months, but we are still snapping our shutter & sharing our photos. This year we start a few challenges to expand our photography skills.

In January we started the Dogwood Challenge, which is 52 weeks of doing a new challenge every week. So far, we have been able to keep this up, we are just finishing up week 14! This weeks challenge was Vision: Diptych or Triptych- Connect 2 or 3 images together, creating one image, to provoke a thought or tell a story.

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Melanie: My favorite Challenge so far has been the Triptych. I really liked the creative process of the challenge, from coming up with an idea, shooting and processing the images to flow in a cohesive way. I chose the Jeep for my triptych because I like photographing jeeps and it was an opportunity to create a piece of art, and really showcase the Jeep  in a different way.Race Jeep triptych 1

Melanie’s Dogwood Challenge submissions:

Melanie: My least favorite challenge, was the macro. I did not share my image that submitted for this challenge here. Macro shots frustrate me. I have a very painful time getting the right focus. I would just rather not shoot them. That is a good thing about these challenges, I am learning a lot, about technique, creativity, composition and vision.

Then we decided that one challenge wasn’t enough! So we committed to a second 52 week challenge, 52Frames.com We started this challenge at week 9.

Melanie: My favorite challenge with 52Frames has been the Black and White Challenge. In this challenge I had to shoot in monochrome. I will admit I really liked this, I was able to ‘see’ the image better. It was very helpful, in fact, I am still shooting in monochrome 90% of the time.

Melanie: My least favorite from this challenge, has been Sky Challenge, only because I wanted to submit for the extra credit, which was astrophotography shot, and it was overcast every night that week. I was unsuccessful at getting a clear star shot, I did get a nice airplane trail. LOL!!

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See what I mean…not the best.


Here is what Jeff thought of the Challenges that we have done so far this year… and a few of his favorite images that he captured…

Jeff: My favorite 52 Frames challenge was the Depth of Field. I enjoy shooting wide open.The least favorite was the candid setup. I had several ideas that I was unable to shoot to my satisfaction.

Jeff: My favorite Dogwood challenges was the Triptych and Technical Zoom. I had so much fun learning a new shooting and editing technique.
I wasn’t a big fan of the quiet moments challenge.

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Thank you for reading our Blog, we hope you enjoyed our photos…

We will continue snapping our shutter and sharing…Stay Tuned for more images from the weekly challenges.

If you would like to join us in the challenges it is never to late to learn.

Here are the links for the challenges….

Dogwood Photography Challenge

52Frames Photo Challenge

 

 

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