I’ve gotta keep myself honest here, right? In order to make sure I keep up with my Dogwood Photography Challenge, I will periodically post updates.
It’s been seven weeks so far, and I’m on track. I did miss one week in January when I was really sick, but I made it up by taking two the following week. Other than that, I’ve been on the ball. Haven’t completely skipped one yet! I decided to use my phone exclusively, except for a couple of weeks later on that call for specific technical things that you can only do with a real camera.
This is what I’ve taken so far.
Week 1: Story: Rule of Thirds
For this one I was being very literal. I took two items and lined them up to fit the thirds. There isn’t much inspiration here, and it’s not even my best technical work, but it fits the challenge.
Week 2: Technical: SOOC
Straight out of the camera. I was visiting the UGA campus and trying to ring the chapel bell (it didn’t ring. They must have the clapper dampened or something. RUDE). I looked up, saw that the view was really interesting looking, and went with it.
Week 3: Artistic: Land
Living in New York, my land is largely concrete. So instead of finding a scenic vista, I went with what felt right: a sidewalk, in the rain, with someone passing by.
Week 4: Story: Mirror
OK, so technically it’s a window, not a mirror, but it’s a really cool reflection nonetheless.
Week 5: Technical: Ten Shots
I’m always trying to figure out new ways to photograph my crafts, so I used a crochet swatch and a hook for this one. I figured I could try ten different angles and see if I discovered anything new.
Week 6: Artistic: Candy
The challenge said not to use any actual candy in this shot (I see you, cheaters on Instagram). I was waiting for the subway and happened to see this woman’s umbrella that reminded me of candy buttons. I don’t love the way my phone makes shots look when you zoom too much, but I do like the composition here.
Week 7: Story: Forgotten
I took this on Valentine’s Day, so there was something extra sad about forgotten flowers.
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