Week two is all about SOOC aka Straight Out of the Camera.
Straight out of the camera. No Photoshop. Shooting a compelling image and post it without edits. No cheating! (Be sure and save the image file for the end of the challenge!) – (Dogwood Photography)
Well, this week I have been so busy that I almost didn’t do the challenge. And as I mentioned in my first post about the 52 Week Challenge, the dilemma of trying to figure out if I am going to do the challenge every week is the actual challenge for me.
Damn….how many times did I mention the word challenge?
Anyway, just as I was about to give up, I look out the window and it was snowing. More like a powdering of snow and I came up with this…
“A Little Powdering in the Dark” #Dogwood52 #Dogwood2017 #DogwoodWeek2
The rule of thirds is the first compositional rule most photographers learn, but most don’t know why they learn it. The rule of thirds is amazing for telling a story. Tell a story using rule of thirds. (Dogwood Photography)
Well…here goes, my first attempt at the 52 Week Challenge I talked about in my previous post.
“When Will I Get to Sleep” #Dogwood52 #Dogwood2017 #DogwoodWeek1
Have you started the challenge? If you have, why not share with me your images by putting a link to where you have posted it in the comment section below.
We all have our New Year resolutions list…well, most of us do.
I am all for New Year resolutions and 2017 is no different. What I usually do is pick one thing I would like to fulfil and once achieved, I know I have successfully completed my resolution list and adding something else along the way.
So, towards the end of 2016, I actually did a Google search on how I could motivate myself in 2017 in regards to my photography.
I did once attempt to do a weekly photography challenge and failed miserably. This was WAAAAAAYYYYY BACK in 2010.
Search ‘A Foto A Week’ for my seven…yes, SEVEN….miserable attempts.
Six years on, two kids later and somewhat photography wiser, I guess I am ready to attempt a photography challenge this year.
So, after looking at a few examples online, I came across a 52 Week Challenge created by Dale Foshe (Dogwood Photography), a photographer based in the USA. The 52 Week Challenge is in its second year as there was a challenge already in 2016 which I missed, but discovered via Petapixelwhilst searching for photography challenge.
The rules of the 2017 challenge are very ‘simple’ 😩 according to Dale:
Three categories will be the main themes throughout the 52 weeks – Storytelling, Technical and Artistic Impression.
Sharing images created each week is HIGHLY recommended with the following MAIN hashtags attached to each submission – #dogwood52, #dogwood2017, and #dogwoodweek[NUMBER] (ex: #dogwoodweek1, #dogwoodweek2)