It's Week #49: 5 Senses!

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To be shot and submitted between Monday, November 27, and Sunday, December 3, 2017 (midnight, Eastern)

Week 49: 5 Senses

Photo by: Roger Mantica – Week 40: Sound (2015)

Our five senses (taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound) are the way that we understand and perceive the world around us. And these very sights, smells, sounds, tastes and textures are often the very thing that we want to convey in our photos.

The viewer is so much more engaged in a photo if you not only show what the scene looked like, but also show what if felt like to be there. These type of photos grab the viewer by the shoulders, drag her through the screen (or print) and allow her to stand right next to you as you are shooting your photo.

Your challenge this week, creative Framers, is to choose one of the five senses and portray it in such a way that the viewer can experience exactly the same thing you experienced when you shot the photo.

Tips and Tuts for this week:

  1. Read about connecting with your viewers through your senses here, here and here.
  2. 32 things you can smell just by looking at these photos.
  3. The fascinating photographic trick that lets you see sound waves. An app that allows you to embed music and sound clips into your photos. Scent-ography – the camera that captures smells.
  4. Inspiration for photos with a sense of sight here and here.
  5. Inspiration for photos with a sense of smell here and here.
  6. Inspiration for photos with a sense of sound here and here.
  7. Inspiration for photos with a sense of touch here and here.
  8. Inspiration for photos with a sense of taste here and here.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the “Sound” albums of 2016 and 2012. The music album from 2013 and the Five Senses album from 2014. And of course the Googles. Oh, you sweet Googles.

Extra Credit: A lens you’ve never used before

For some extra credit joo-joo, shoot with a lens that you have never used before. This forces your brain to take on a different perspective. A good idea is to check out rental places near you, this way you can really experiment with different lenses, without investing in an all-out purchase of new gear.

Photo credit: Marina Kadry – Week 41: Food – 2017
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!

Have you seen my video about the best export settings for your photos? Check it out!!

Deadline: December 3, 2017 – 11:59pm (Eastern US)

Upcoming Challenges

Remember, you can only submit photos taken during the week of the challenge!

Week 49: 5 Senses (that’s this week!)
Extra Credit: A lens you’ve never used before
Due: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm, Eastern U.S. time

Week 50: Tripod
Extra Credit: Compositing
Due: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:59pm, Eastern U.S. time

Week 51: Drive By
Extra Credit: Panning
Due: Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11:59pm, Eastern U.S. time

Week 52: Black and White Minimalism
Extra Credit: ND filter
Due: Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 11:59pm, Eastern U.S. time

Past Challenges 2017

Past Challenges 2016

Past Challenges - 2015