It's Week #26: 5:00

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Ingrid Muller - Week 25: 5PM (2016)

Ingrid Muller – Week 25: 5PM (2016)

For some of us, 5pm probably means that we should stop working. For others, work might just be beginning. Maybe our work never really ends. But this week is different, because whatever you are doing at 5pm, challenge yourself to photograph it, and share with us a brief moment of your undoubtedly busy lives. Shooting at one particular time of the day is a clever way to jump-start your creativity in photography, and will be an interesting perspective in documenting this one moment, happening around the world. You can also portray what 5:00 (or the notion of time, in general) means to you, regardless of the time you are shooting.


 Tips and Tuts for this week:

  • Is the sun rising or setting at (or around) 5? Take advantage of Golden Hour! To find when yours is check here.
  • Look at your surroundings. Capture the joy of kids getting out of school. The tired faces going home from work. The traffic jam on the highway. The makings of dinner. Or enjoying a well-deserved beer.
  • Add a little something extra to your photo with a cool lens flare! Check out this video for more info on this.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our “5 PM” album from 2014, the “Magic Hour” albums from 2015 and 2016, and also “Sunset” from 2012!  And as always, check out The Googles! Oh you sweet Googles.

Extra Credit: In the Morning!

For some extra credit joojoo, set an alarm or stay up late, and take a photo at 5:00 AM! Is the sun rising? Are you on the way to work? Hitting the snooze button? Show us what your 5 in the morning looks like!

Check out the Googles for some more inspiration. 

Remember, it is not necessary to keep this Extra Credit challenge in mind while shooting. It’s extra credit!

*Please note!! You can only submit ONE photo per week, for the week’s challenge. This photo can include the “Extra Credit” part of the challenge, or the “regular” challenge, but you can never submit more than one photo!

Past Challenges - 2015