#856 Online Photo Course New Challenge Announced

Our new Online Photo Program has a new challenge starting this week. The course work this month challenges members to recognize, learn and use backlighting scenarios to make better photos.

Backlit photo

Photo Backlighting - Online photo course

Today we were shooting next week’s lesson in central Ottawa in the Byward Market.

Our online class is still fairly new but helping people build better pictures. There is still time – join us for the fun of October’s class.

backlight and photography

photo backlighting

#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