#30dayphoto : Day 12

This challenge is never about numbers, but dang! Only 18 submissions besides my own. I had a feeling that I would see a smaller number of submissions since this post really required you to take photos the day before or the day of. For the record, I have no problem with pulling from old photos to submit but I did always hope that people would use this challenge to actually be out there shooting each day. After talking to a few of the participants, I think I’ll be holding another shorter challenge in November that will focus on shooting real-time and sharing more details about the shot (what type of camera, where, what time of day, maybe even settings). Thoughts?

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Tomorrow’s challenge: a photo edit you like. This includes ANY photo you’ve touched up in Photoshop or any other photo editing software. Again, I encourage shooting real time but it can be an old photo. Please do not use any words or text.

Monday Link Love

All my favorite things on The Internet lately. And they match? Aren’t I cute.

  1. Ellie of Mint just blogged and reviewed Austin Howe’s new book “Designers Don’t Have Influences.” I recently read his other book, “Designers Don’t Read” and I loved it. I’ll be giving it a read here soon.
  2. Brown Bag Vintage is my new favorite Etsy shop.
  3. I love terrariums. I love them around my neck. Check out With Roots.

#30dayphoto : Day 11

Today’s post seems fitting. Black and white has such a unique feel about it. Mine (the very top) was taken with expired B&W film. It’s even interesting to see how the tone/color is different than most of the digital submissions. This post is my favorite so far. And my favorite photo (don’t worry…I love you all equally) is Candace’s (#22). What’s your favorite?

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Tomorrow’s challenge is: same shot, different light. A few of you have asked me about what exactly that means. Obviously, you can do whatever you want and interpret it however you like. I, however, will be taking 2 shots and placing them side by side. They’ll both be of the same subject, but different light. I’ll probably take the same shot in the morning and the same shot in the evening (standing in the same place). I hope that helps! Submissions are due by 9am EST!

#30dayphoto : Day 10

Whew! Well it looks like weekend posts may be late or early depending on my schedule. Today I took photos of Sarah and then took a letterpress class! I had a blast but that and other plans delayed this post a bit. My “whatever I want” photo is a picture from the shoot today. Sarah is SUPER comfortable in front of the camera which always makes it easier. Meet the photographers:

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Tomorrow’s challenge is to take and submit a black & white photo! Submit by 12pm EST!

*Sidenote: A few of you have asked me about Day 12. The challenge is to take the “same shot, different light.” Obviously, you can do whatever you want and interpret it however you like. I, however, will be taking 2 shots and placing them side by side. They’ll both be of the same subject, but different light. I’ll probably take the same shot in the morning and the same shot in the evening (standing in the same place). I hope that helps! I’ll re-post this little blurb on tomorrow’s post too in case not everyone sees it.

#30dayphoto : Day 9

Today’s challenge was to take a photo of something…from a distance. It doesn’t say how big that distance needed to be and I think that this set of photos gives us a lot of variety. Mine is of that black cat. I see that black cat everywhere. Always from a distance and it seemed to be posing perfectly for this shot.

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Tomorrow’s challenge: whatever you want! Easy, right? I’ll be accepting submissions until 12pm EST since it’s a weekend so you have awhile. If you’re just finding out about the challenge, feel free to join! We’ve had seven new people join around day 8 and 9!

#30dayphoto : Day 8

Today’s challenge was to take a photo of something up close. I LOVE detail and I think it’s what draws me to certain photographer’s work. Which ones are your favorite?

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Tomorrow’s challenge: something from a distance. If you could, try to upload them by 8:30am EST if you can. It allows me to get an extra half hour to complete the blog post. If you’re just finding out about the challenge, feel free to submit at any time!

There Are Gray Areas

I’m still a designer. I promise. And I’m designing a lot. It’s just more difficult to photograph printed design work (in good quality) to showcase. Ugh, I’m lazy. This photography thing is just so fun. Just shot my first roll of B&W film and I was really pleased with the results. So much of when I compose a shot depends on color and when I shot this roll, I had to focus so much more on light.

You can see the rest of the roll here on Flickr.

#30dayphoto : Day 7

SILHOUETTES! And the smallest number of participants yet. It was very awesome to see the technique and the interpretation of “silhouette” in these submissions. I love the contrast. Which ones are your favorites? Meet the photographers:

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Tomorrow’s challenge: something up close! If you could, try to send your photos by 8:30am EST if you can. It will allow me to post in the morning AND get to work. :) Again, anyone can join at any point!

#30dayphoto : Day 6

Well this post went up a lot later than I had planned but it’s seriously one of my favorite days so far. So much color and I really love the way each shot is really focused on a specific subject. Now meet the photographers:

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Tomorrow’s challenge: silhouette! Submit yours by 9am EST. Again, anyone can join at any point throughout the challenge.

Sharing Meals

There’s something about sharing meals that brings people closer together. Whether you’re in someones’ home, hosting a gathering, or dining out with someone special…it’s good for the soul.

Photos taken on my Pentax K1000.