A Photo a Week Challenge: Shimmer

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It is so much fun to play with light, especially natural light. When shooting outdoors, the sun can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I love taking photos of the sun and water. This shot was take at Silver Lake at Brighton Sky Resort. It’s a popular location for photo shoots. The walk around the lake is easy (unless there’s a lot of snow and ice on the trail), and there are many places to get great shots with either the lake or the trees as a great backdrop. I was trying out a potential lens (I did end up buying it), and was really happy with the results, especially of the sun shining on the lake.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) THAT SHIMMER.

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. 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.
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2017 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge Week 50: Intentional Camera Motion

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This picture is from a production of Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Park Conservatory by Midsommer Flight. It was a fabulous production.

For more from this challenge, visit the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge 2017: Intentional Camera Motion.

A Photo a Week Challenge: By Firelight

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Growing up, Christmas always included Christmas trees next to wood-burning fires, multi-colored tree lights and the smell of baking cookies. Our current house does not have a fireplace, so I have to find my firelight shots at other times of the year. This one is from our church young women’s camp this summer.

Firelight can be fun to photograph, but you have to account for so much with lighting: too much warmth from the fire, creating good exposure for any subjects in the photo. Post-processing software is great for getting just the right warmth (or coolness) in your image. I used Photoshop to get this one to look how I wanted.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) THAT USES FIRE AS THE MAIN SOURCE OF LIGHT.

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. 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.

2017 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge Week 45: Clear glass with no reflection

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A few weeks ago I posted my entry for a new photo challenge I had found. Since then, the challenge has changed names and website addresses. I haven’t missed a week of posting on Facebook, but I haven’t been posting here. I hope to make this a more permanent thing and remember to post here every week as well. So, here’s my entry for this week. The challenge was to take a picture of clear glass with no reflection. My sister gave me this cute glass candy basket.

So my set up was very, very basic. My kitchen table, the light from the window, and a plain, white tea towel to cover the box that made it high enough for better lighting. Not perfect, but very fun.

A Photo a Week: Under Glass

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Salt Lake City is home to an amazing French bakery appropriately named Gourmandise The Bakery. I went in after a fun afternoon of shooting pictures around the city and Temple Square, and I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of the pastry offerings on display in the glass cases.

Shooting pictures through glass can be a tricky business. You have to account for any glare from artificial and natural lighting. You also have to make sure that your camera is focusing on the item behind the glass and not the glass itself. And you have to make the proper adjustments (either in the camera or later in processing) for any color aberrations that can happen because of the previous two things. But it can also give you some amazing images.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE OR…) OF ITEMS UNDER GLASS.

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Edible

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Anyone who knows me well knows my love of fresh fruit, especially berries. Actually, I’m a great lover of food. I think there’s a good chance that without food, I would die. Literally. Food has been the subject of art for centuries. Young art students and grand masters alike have painted and sketched thousands of still lifes of bowls upon bowls of fruit. Photographers are no different. We carefully place each tasty item, make sure the lighting is decent, and snap away. Food is life, in healthy bodies and in art.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS THAT FEATURE FOOD.

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. 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.