It's Week #33:
Your Backyard

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Photo by: Kyle Genzlinger –  Week 27: Water (2015)

We often hear from Framers thanking 52Frames for opening their eyes and enabling them to start SEEING the world around them. Photographers see a different world than others do because they are constantly honing their ‘photographic’ eye, mentally playing with compositions and paying attention to the light. This is true not only in special situations such weddings but also during a plain normal day.

It is often thought that day-to-day subjects, backgrounds, and situations are boring and without excitement. But as you have probably noticed by now, this is not really true.

This week we want you to use your super observation skills to show us your world. Your backyard as a matter of fact. What is special about the place? Is it heart-breaking beautiful or bad-ass gritty? What have you noticed or experienced there?

You can tackle this challenge
a. literally – where you barbecue with the fam, meditate with a cup of coffee or grow huge weeds.
b. figuratively – your natural habitat, your ‘stomping ground’ or turf. This can be a pub, an open field, park or bus stop near your house.
c. creatively – the Mad Hatter’s tea party (from Alice in Wonderland) or an alien abduction!!!


Tips and Tuts for this week:

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our “Water” album (2015), the Nature album (2015) and the From where I stand album (2015). And of course, the Googles! Oh you sweet Googles.


Extra Credit: Tell your story!

For some extra credit joojoo, tell your story. Show us something personal about your home life, which can be visually portrayed in a photograph. Do you collect metal trash to weld into sculptures? Well, show us that! Do you have a gardening obsession? Well, that would be your story.


Photo credit: Ingrid Muller – Week 39: From Where I stand (2015)

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 2016

Past Challenges - 2015