A Photo a Week Challenge: Brighten Up Your Day

Bright Baby C

As we in the northern hemisphere make our way out of the darkness of winter, I thought it would be fun to reminisce about the warmth and brightness of the summer sun. I played around in PhotoShop to lighten and warm up this image of Baby C. I hope you like the results and spend a few minutes basking in the glow of a late summer afternoon.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS OF BRIGHT IMAGES.

Whether your picture is naturally bright from the sun or other lighting, or you create the brightness with post-processing, have fun and get creative.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lights

I may be cheating a little with this one, but I really like how the subject is backlit.

bw_lighting_wp

At least in the next one, the lights are visible in the photo.

B&W bride

For more from this challenge, visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lights.

A Word a Week Challenge: Technology

technology_wpNot a super high-level technology, but one that sure comes in handy during a photo shoot. I love that my husband is willing to do crazy things (like lie on the ground and position a reflector just perfectly) so that I can get the shot I want. Just in case you’re wondering how it worked, here’s the result.

technology2_wpFor more from this challenge, visit A Word a Week Challenge: Technology.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit

Backlit leaf

Lighting can make or break any photo you take. Sometimes you want your subject to be fully lit from the front. Sometimes backlighting creates a better effect. Sometimes a mixture creates the best photo. You can get backlighting from nature or using artificial light sources.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT ARE HAVE BACKLIGHTING OF SOME KIND.

Have fun experimenting with natural and artificial backlighting.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.