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.
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.
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!!
See what I mean…not the best.