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Photography 101 Wrap Up

Today I share a wrap up of my favorite images I created for the November long Photography 101 challenge, as prompted by Photography 101: Weekend Four.

Thanks again to everyone who followed along and congrats to everyone who completed the challenge.

Fire

Moment

Glass

Glass

 

Construction

Architecture

Neverland

Bliss

 

Bathtub

Water

Traffic

Street

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Photography 101: Triumph

Triumph

Congratulations to each and every one of you who made it through Photography 101. I for one, have really enjoyed the challenge, and now know, that when put to the test I can make a photo a day.

For those of you who didn’t participate in Photography 101, thank you for following along!

Photography 101: Double

A couple different takes on yesterday’s theme, Double.

I went with an experimental take on this challenge.

1st, you know that weird effect you get when you zoom in or out while taking a picture (it seems the actual name for this technique is Zoom Burst/ Blur)? In any case, I’d never tried it with miniatures. So I did. Granted this is my first attempt with this, so this photo has little meaning, but it gives me some interesting ideas to use in the future.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87325942@N08/15712911850/

2nd, a re-editing of images from my senior project. I took the 2 images from the scene ‘Watch Your Step‘ and superimposed them to see if the story works better this way.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87325942@N08/15277956804/

What weird techniques have you tried with your photos lately?

Photography 101: Edge/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Edge

Posting to: Photography 101:Edge & Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

I wanted the feel of standing on the edge of the building, on the roof, ready to let go, but I didn’t want to fully picture a moment with the potential to be so graphic. I wanted a metaphor, not a trigger. So I drew a box – 2.5″ x 2.5″ with a dry erase marker on a piece of printer paper. I chose a figure, hands on her hips, looking outward, black and white to match the scenery. Minimal. I played with angles to find one that captured what I wanted to show. I started high and got more level with the figure. This way we have come out to the roof top with her. We can see what she sees- which in this case, is a blank slate on which you can write your own view, your own story.

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Lemon

This week’s One Word Photo Challenge is Lemon!

To participate:

  • Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: Lemon”
  • Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
  • Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
  • Have fun!

Potion

(I’m also using this photo as my photo 101 post today – Photography 101:Glass. Don’t let this confuse you if you’re not participating in the Photo 101 challenge, it has nothing to do with the One Word Photo Challenge, but you should check out what people have been posting to the Photo101 tag. Pretty cool stuff.) 

 

Here is the list of contributors to last week’s Mahogany One Word Photo Challenge (let me know if I missed your blog in the list below).

  1.  http://79nexus.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/mahagony-photo-royal-albert-hall/
  2. http://agnesszilagyi.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  3. http://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany-november-19-2014/
  4. http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/mahogany-one-word-photo/
  5. http://blogitorloseit.com/2014/11/19/mahogany-leaves-haiga/
  6. http://ceenphotography.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  7. http://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  8. http://cometravelalong.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  9. http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  10. http://deeclarknz.com/2014/11/24/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  11. http://finaletoanentrance.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  12. http://forestgardenblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  13. http://geophiliac.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  14. http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/one-word-photo-mahogany/
  15. http://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  16. http://michellelunatophotography.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/mahogany-one-word-photo-challenge/
  17. http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  18. http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  19. http://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/there-is-no-spoon-photo-challenges/
  20. http://rachelochurch.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  21. http://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-color-mahogany/
  22. http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  23. http://sketchpadstudiosphotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/look-up/
  24. http://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  25. http://streetsofsfphotos.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/mahogany-red-alaskan-malamute/
  26. http://soulnspiritblog.com/2014/11/24/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  27. http://throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  28. http://toweararainbow.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/nearly-mahogany/
  29. http://vmtranblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/
  30. http://willothewizp.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/one-word-photo-challenge-mahogany/

 

 View future challenges here.

 

Photography 101: Treasure

I’ve taken this one a bit literally today.

Treasure

I just had to though. I re-discovered this treasure chest in my box of miniatures last week and actually posted a picture of it to my instagram. I set it up a bit better for this shot thought, adding glitter and polymer clay pieces of gold.

Click here to join in.

 

Holiday Wreath Challenge & Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors, Door Knobs and Handles

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week continues with the ‘Parts of Things’ theme, asking us to take pictures of ‘Doors, Door Knobs and Handles.’

I, of course, went the miniature route. I did just get some new dollhouse furniture.

curio cabinet

stove

IMG_9292

red door

Woodland Gnome, over at Forest Garden Blog challenged us to make and share a wreath this holiday season. My wreath is on a door (close up of the knob above), so it only makes sense to combine these 2 challenges :)

wreath

Here are some in-progress shots of the making of the wreath. I cut pieces of green polymer clay with an xacto knife and shaped them into leaves, put them together in the shape of a circle. made a polymer clay bow, baked the wreath, then made it glossy and hung it on the door.

Stay tuned for a Christmas series, I’ll be posting on, well, Christmas, to see more of this door.