A Photo a Week Challenge: Pretty in Pink

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Color is such an important part of our visual experience. It goes hand-in-hand with light in drawing us to or away from an image. For this bride (whose gown was a beautiful ivory), the perfect complimentary color for her bridesmaids and matron was pink. The soft, subtle hue of her attendants’ dresses created a lovely feeling for the wedding party. Although pink has never been on my radar as a favorite color, I find that it really is an easy color to photograph in a variety of shades and subjects.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE OR…) OF FEATURING THE COLOR PINK.

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: Fill the Frame

Full-frame flower
Sometimes, a subject is so striking you want it to be the only thing in your image. I usually handle this with an extremely close-up, as in this week’s image. But you can also do it with large subjects, such as a mountain or building.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR MORE PHOTOS WHERE THE SUBJECT FILLS THE FRAME.

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: Off-Centered

Red rose bud

One of the first things you learn in most photography classes is that you shouldn’t put your main subject in the center of your photograph. Our eyes love things that are not even. We also enjoy looking at things that aren’t symmetrical, aligned perfectly, or come in even groups (3s and 5s are preferred). A general rule of thumb for framing your image is the law of threes: divide your viewing area into a grid with three rows and three columns. Place your main subject anywhere in the grid except dead center. One thing that’s really nice with digital photography is that you can experiment with the placement of your subject without having to go through the expense of processing the film to see if you guessed correctly.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH THE MAIN SUBJECT OF YOUR IMAGE NOT IN THE CENTER.

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

A Photo a Week Challenge: Pink and Gold

Gold and pink by a fountainPink and gold always make me think of little girls and fancy dresses. This sweetie was playing in the fountain while we waited for the bride and groom to come out for pictures. I love how her curls glow as much as the sheen on her party dress.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH PINK AND GOLD AS EITHER THE MAIN OR ACCENT COLORS.

Look for the pink and gold around you, or use your photo editing software to enhance or create images that represent pink and gold to you.  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.