Week 15: Square | 2018 Project 52

Another week of no dice. Gah.

I actually got home late last night and realized I had no photo while I shoving microwaved macaroni and cheese into my mouth.

But the wheels started turning. I knew I wasn’t going to “find” my square… I was going to have to “create” it somehow… but how…?


Settings: f/2.8, 1/100 sec, 70mm, ISO 160
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8

I have to admit I’ve been having fun with my light table this year. I’ve never really done much photography on it until now, but I’ve gotten a handful of photos this year that I’m like “YES. THIS IS MY JAM.” just by playing with the light table.

My square is a bit loose, the seeds that make it up weren’t playing super nice (static electricity, anyone?), but I like it. Not all fit in the box. You can still see some individual seeds that do… but others have disappeared into blackness. And for some reason I really liked more vertical rather than landscape. It’s different. It’s weird. And I’m keeping it.

Week 16: Shoot From Your Boots
due 04.18.18

For photographers, we get used to do the same things over and over. The muscle memory sticks in more than just the arms; our brains have a hard time breaking habit too. We may not think about changing our perspective until after we look at our images and it’s too late. So we’re doing just that this week.

We are getting low and “shooting from our boots.” Really consider your subject – does shooting from below make you, as the viewer, feel smaller? Do you feel yourself losing control? How does aiming the camera upwards change the story that you’re telling? Look for inspiration all around you: the norm, the mundane, your family, your friends, your pets… explore how lowering your eye makes an difference.

Last week’s photo: Colorful #2018P52

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