Composition: Rule of Thirds Motion (Week 2 Challenge)

This one is up a little late.

Oops.  Life happens.  It’s been a busy week.  However, I was able to capture a photo that I think goes with the theme.  The idea is to use the rule of thirds for composition and somehow demonstrate motion with your photo.

So, here it is.  My all-time favorite subject doing is all-time favorite activity.  Houdini jumping to catch a snowball.  Seriously, there’s nothing in life that he loves more.  Honestly, action shots of this boy are some of the best things I capture.

So yeah, here’s my Dogwood Photo Challenge Week 2 selection:

german shepherd jumps, dog, winter, wisconsin

Here’s what I did last week.

Next week, the challenge is “Inspiration: Black and White”

Story Telling: Self-Portrait (Week 1 Challenge)

Here is is.  My week 1 submission for the Dogwood Photography Challenge.  The category was Story Telling: Self-Portrait.  Basically, we had to do a portrait that doesn’t show our face, but does tell something about who we are.  Some folks obscured their face in some way.  Others did more of an environmental portrait.    I chose that route.  Here’s a little bit about me, in one shot.

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Photography Challenge: Week 1 Early Efforts

Hi, as you read the other day, I am partaking in the Dogwood Photograph 52 Week Photography Challenge.  The first week’s challenge involves a self-portrait that tells a story about you without showing your face.  Seeing as photography is an art, I decided to take my own interpretation of the week’s category.  With that being said, my idea was to shoot an environmental portrait that doesn’t feature me directly.

I decided to show my world, so to speak.  Where I live, work, hangout.  Stuff like that.  So, here is what I’ve got so far.  One of these might be what I go with for the challenge.  I still might find something else.   Feel free to let me know what you think.


52 Week Photo Challenge

This year I stumbled upon a Facebook Group that offers a 52 week challenge to photographers.  When I say “stumbled upon” I mean that I found a Lifehacker post about it on Facebook.  This challenge, presented by Dogwood Photography, offers weekly themes for photographers to work their craft.  Participants submit one photo weekly based on the presented criteria.

The first week is something I’ve sort of done in the past.  The challenge asks photographers to compose a self portrait that tells who you are without actually showing your face.  When taking classes, I did something similar to this, but not for myself.  I can’t wait to jump in and do this.  I’ve got some ideas rolling around in my head already.

I feel like I’ve drifted away from the craft this year.  I hope being involved with this will renew my drive to see the world in unique ways.  If this challenge interests you, I recommend checking it out.  The full list of weekly challenges can be found here.   The Facebook Group with the rules can be found here.  Check it out and let me know what you think.