Photo Challenge Week 8 Recap: Bokeh

Hi everyone! Although the Photo Challenge is approaching the end (we’ve only got one more week to go!), I’m amazed at the enthusiasm and level of participation from members of the group. It makes it difficult for me to pick some photos to share during the recap—I can’t possibly review them all—so as always, the

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Photo Challenge Week 7 Recap: Backlight

I’ve been traveling in South America for the past few weeks with only limited (and incredibly slow) Internet access, so my sincere apologies for not being able to complete the recap for the Week 7 assignment on time. There were a lot of really amazing photos to go through, but here are a few that

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Photo Challenge Week 6 Recap: Motion

Hi everyone! The Motion assignment is now complete, and as usual, I saw many really creative photos posted in the Facebook group. You guys continue to impress and inspire me! Here are a few photos that caught my eye this week. This week’s best shots This photo by Michael Nalsky is a good example of

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The Importance of Photographing Clouds for Outdoor Photography

Whenever you include the sky in your photos, chances are your compositions will look better if there are clouds—the right kind of clouds, that is. Photographing clouds is really important for landscape photography in particular, but I find the presence of clouds to be useful with other types of outdoor photography as well. Look for

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Photo Challenge Week 5 Recap: Foreground

Last week’s assignment—foreground—is in many ways the hardest of all the assignments in the Photo Challenge. Although it is easy to find foregrounds for your photos, most people struggle with finding a really good foreground, one that is both interesting and that leads the viewer, both thematically and compositionally, deeper into the scene. While reviewing

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Photo Critique: Sunset in Las Flores

For this photo critique, I have chosen an image sent in by Paola Lema (from Uruguay—we’re officially global!) According to Paola, this photo “was taken in a small town called Las Flores in Maldonado, Uruguay. I go there a lot since it is a very beautiful and quiet place, just two hours from home. That

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