Week #27: Water
To be shot and submitted between Sunday, June 28 and Sunday, July 5 (noon, Eastern)
“No water, no life. No blue, no green.”
~ Sylvia Earle
Water is the source of life, and the symbol of renewal. From Odysseus’s visit to Calypso’s Island to the religious rites of Baptism and Mikveh, water has served as an opportunity to emerge anew, to be reborn, and to purify.
It is among the most basic prerequisites of life, and among the most unique elements in nature. It serves us in all its states, from steam to liquid to ice.
It’s also fun to splash in.
This week, we pay homage to water. Whether in the majesty of the sea or the utility of the sink, find what water means to you, and capture it with imagination and finesse. Remember to keep in mind your setting (is the background helping or distracting?), your shutter speed (do you want to capture or freeze the water?), and your vision (how will this photograph uniquely showcase your voice?).
Go with the flow!
Tips and Tuts for this week:
- Water is a great subject for experimenting with shutter speed.
- Here are 100 stunning examples of different water techniques, that might be ambitious, but show off the potential of photographing water.