It's Week #39: Path!

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 Tips and Tuts for this week:

  • This challenge is all about perspective! No, not that kind, but this kind. And this kind. Capture some beautiful lines and the rest of your image will follow.
  • Try unique angles. Getting low with a wide angle can create some drama. Getting high can create some context. Be creative!
  • Embrace natural light and take advantage of the beautiful thing we call golden hour! Golden hour gives your photo that magical dreamy feel, like Eli’s photo above!
  • polarizer can help you add some drama to your photo and deepen your hues. Check out this thread for some more tips and my buying guide in the comments.
  • Play around with your depth of field! A recap of how to achieve different depths of field:
    • Wider aperture (lower number) + longer focal length + standing close to the subject = a shallower depth of field (less in focus)
    • Narrower aperture (higher number) + shorter focal length + standing further away from your subject = a wider depth of field (more in focus)
  • And in case you need, check out some more inspiration here, here, and here!
Looking for more inspiration? Check out “Lines” from 2013 and 2014! And of course, The Googles! Oh you sweet Googles.

Extra Credit: “Light Trails”

For some extra credit joojoo, try creating a light trail. What is a light trail you may ask? Quite simply, it is a trail made of light! Yea, it’s that simple. The short of it is, you want a long exposure (long shutter speed) with the camera on a tripod or flat surface. Experiment with it, it’s really fun and not that difficult to achieve. Check out this fantastic tutorial on how to shoot light trails!

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