#830 “Do something different” – reader photo on the blog…

Last week we sent out our latest Exposed! photo newsletter urging you to do something differently!

We poked you to start exploring new passions and ideas.

And we asked you to send us something different…

Robert’s submission, below, caught our eye and won its way onto the photo blog. He says:

That’s three of my four children, I was trying to get the youngest at 20 months to don a pair of goggles but she wasn’t to happy about it. My plan wasn’t to place all four images together, but while doing some adjustments in Lightroom, I thought I would try something different using Photoshop.  I was still thinking about the missing photo of my daughter that would have completed the scene, then remembered I had a colourful abstract shot of some pool flotation devices.  

All the images were shot on a very hot day with a helpful cloud cover, using a 50mm wide open at 1.8. On the smaller APS-C sensor, that equates to about 85mm, a nice portrait lens and one of my favourite focal lengths.

What caught our attention?

It’s a photo of portraits of very different kids but all very similar – shot with a similar thread in a different way. I like it…

Nicely done.

And for his creative fun Robert wins one month in our Online Photo Program – this month’s challenge is motion. Stay tuned for some student results.

student photo

© Robert M - Doing something differently


#829 Back from away…

We took some R&R last week at a B&B in the Laurentians – no camera (ie no photos), just charging the batteries.

Here’s what’s coming up this week:

• We will announce a new seminar in our Creative Business Seminar Series.

• A social with the ProProgram students.

• Our Online Photo Program members get their monthly photo challenge after exploring last week’s exploratory  lesson. See last month’s online photo successes.

• Preparing for the Watershed Exhibit in Chelsea – very close to the watershed itself!

Stay tuned – lots of fun coming!

#828 Friday’s Ottawa Photographer Roundup

Every week at our studio site we research and post interesting assignments, events and photo related news from Ottawa’s working photographers. It’s called Friday’s Photographer Roundup.

This week we feature:

Dwayne Brown‘s social experiment

Blair Gable‘s recent wedding photography award

• and our newsletter urging you to do things differently

See this week’s post.

We feature many different working photographers from Tina Picard to Tony Fouhse. We’re very open to hearing about your recent photo post.

How do you get posted?

• Be a working photographer

• Write a regular blog post

• Include Ottawa/Gatineau related posts

• Make the posts something interesting – more than “hey, look at my pictures!”

Check the fun every Friday on the blog at OttawaStudioWorks.com

Ottawa Studio Works photo studio

Ottawa Studio Works photo studio

#827 – Photography Newsletter on the Blog – Do Something Differently!

For our Exposed! photo newsletter this month we explore ways to help you stand out from the masses.

I have seen many people embrace photography, develop their creativity and find a new outlet for fun.

With more people, come more challenges. But more than ever people are shooting more of the same things.

One particular challenge is separating yourself and your work from the everyone else’s. Below we explore ways to create some buzz for the work you produce.

In this edition of Exposed! We challenge you to do something differently!

Read the whole article…

exposed photo newsletter

Doing golf shots differently - this shot sold well because it's different than most other golf shots!