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:

  • Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Wet album from 2014, and our Water albums from 2012 and 2011.

Extra Credit: Underwater

Don’t throw your camera in the ocean. Please. But do see if you can figure out a creative “underwater” take on the challenge. You can certainly rent an underwater kit to house your camera, or you can try this creative technique, simply sticking your camera in a fish tank and submerging it partly in still waters. There’s a whole universe under the sea, go ahead and capture it! Want some inspiration? Here are some great ideas to get you started!
Remember, it is not necessary to work in this Extra Credit piece. It’s extra credit!

Have a challenge idea for 2016?