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Week #12 – High Angle Photography – Photo Challenge

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Composition is an important part in storytelling with your photography. Deciding the angle in which you will direct your camera at your subject or point of interest can make a huge difference in the emotion you are portraying. In this week’s challenge, I want you to capture from a higher perspective. Your subject can be anything you would like. The challenge is to get higher than it. Enjoy this different perspective on capturing photos this week. Upload your Week #12 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1470806986276498&type=1 If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge Here are a few example photos of images straight out of my camera with no post production editing. Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos. Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo. If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/ When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the …

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Week #1 – Rule of Thirds – Photo Challenge

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To kick off the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge we will be in the category of Composition. I would argue that the most challenging aspect of photography is to train your eye to see the potential of a scene to become a great photo. Some great photos happen by accident, but most great photos happened because someone’s eye saw something that everybody else didn’t. This week we will be focusing on The Rule of Thirds. The Rule of Thirds is a composition tool to help you place your point of interest in your photo. Most cameras come with an option to turn on the rule of thirds to help with your composition. It is totally acceptable to turn this on to help you with this challenge. Looking through my photos, I realized that I tend to center my subjects quite often. It’s a natural thing to do. Place it in the middle with equal space on each side. While there are perfectly acceptable situations to center crop your point of interest, using the rule of thirds can help you invoke a variety of different emotions in the viewer as they look at your photo. Check out this week’s challenge video: Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo. If you have not already, please watch …