Week 12: Rule of Odds | 2018 Project 52

Down to the wire, guys.

I had an idea this week and never found the time to execute it, so it came down to the wire. Last night after work, daylight fading thanks to cloudy skies filled with snow (what the hell, spring!)… I was scrambling. Where did my eyes go, what seemed good to photograph, was there an odd number…

And while I was editing my second batch of photos, it caught my eye.

I wanted my heart to lead me this week… but I’ll settle for eye-catching.

rule of odds

Settings: f/4.0, 1/1250 sec, 35mm, ISO 3200
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF50mm f/1.2L USM

Not my intention at all. And to be honest, not a favorite. But I’m trying to “embrace the weird” this year and I paused long enough on my image to crop and turn it. And it’ll do for rule of odds.

Three large puddles. Four small. Seven total. Glaring light, made reflection, texture in the background. I wonder how many people can figure out what it is. But for now, it fits the bill and has my wheels turning for what I can do with this idea later.

Week 13: Photographer’s Choice
due 03.28.18

We did “photographer’s choice” last year at the end of each quarter, and I’d like to keep it going again this year. I think it’s a fun prompt to keep us excited to share our favorites of the week throughout the year and get to know each other in the group – what we like to shoot, how we push ourselves without being prompted, etc.

Anything goes — you find the subject, the light, the story that you want to share with us. My personal goal during this week is to take at least one photo everyday and then pick my favorite to post. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your photos to share only one each week, I wanted to share a few articles that may help you think about the composition and elements of your photos and linked them up below. I usually pick the photo I can’t stop staring at, or the one that makes me really excited. But choosing only one photo is part of the project, the part that helps us think about our work and help us grow as photographers.

7 Tips for Choosing Your Best Photos Fast
How to Choose Your Best Photo in a Series — Every Time
How to Narrow Your Vision and Find a Voice

Last week’s photo: Rule of Thirds #2018P52

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