A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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It’s another color challenge! We love color challenges. I do love color challenges, because they allow a lot more freedom. Red has become one of my favorite colors. My closet is full of various shades of reds. I think it’s because red goes so well with my first favorite color, green. When photographing red, it can be tricky to make sure the color doesn’t take over too much. It can also shade the rest of the image, depending on the lighting. Good luck, photogbugs! Have fun with the color red.

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

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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dead Center

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Most of the time, photographers are told to frame their subject or subjects using the rule of thirds, and there’s a very good reason for that. Our eyes love asymmetry. We prefer looking at things that are things grouped into odd numbers. However, like most rules, there are times when you need to break it, so it’s important to know and understand the rule so that you can explain why you broke it. For this image, the colors and intricacies of the petals give the image so much life and vibrancy that, for me, the eye doesn’t mind that the flower is in the middle of the image. I didn’t even need to touch it post-processing (that’s what shooting during the golden hour will do for you many times).

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS WITH CENTERED SUBJECTS.

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

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To me, the master artist is the Creator of all things. We spend so much of our creative juices and energy attempting to imitate what He has done. And that’s okay. Imitation is the greatest compliment.

It’s time for another Giveaway!

This contest is now closed. Winner to be posted soon. Thanks, everyone, who entered!

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has reached 300+ non-Facebook generated followers! Wahoo! I want to thank everyone who has liked, commented, and linked to the posts and photos. You guys are great.

So, it’s time for another giveaway. Yay!

Rules: Anyone who can read this blog may enter (including family members). International entries are acceptable. If you are the winner, the only “off limits” images are the ones that are people you aren’t related to or don’t know personally. (There are few things I can think of that give me the creeps more than someone displaying a non-artistic picture of people they don’t know. *shudder*)

How to Enter: Starting today and ending at midnight on April 30, 2014, comment or like this post.

Prize: An 11×14 of any one of the images on this blog (I do own all the rights to them, after all) — barring the limitations mentioned in the Rules. The winner will be selected randomly in a drawing on May 1, 2014. I will post who the winner is on the blog and how to contact me so that I can send you the print. I live in the Western United States, so delivery time will be affected by how far away you live from me and what the mail service is like there.

Thanks, again, for all of the support! You are the best!

(And just because this is a photography blog, here’s another picture.)

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