Imprint of a maple leaf on stone. How very #Canadian.
Week 8 Dogwood Photography Challenge
Portrait: Landscape: Wide Angle/Panorama
“This is a great opportunity to explore panorama stitching and create a wide sweeping landscape.”
I took this shot in NYC in Central Park. Obviously I took it in the fall, before this challenge, but I’ve been meaning to share it.
Week 6 Dogwood Photography Challenge
“Your artistic interpretation this week should be inspired by something sweet. A great chance to play with macro photography.”
Week 5: Dogwood Photography Challenge: Landscape Black and White
“Look for a scene with great contrast that will make a great black and white.”
Dogwood Photography Challenge Week 4: Portrait-Headshot
“You shot a selfie, now shoot a “selfie” of someone else!”
Dogwood Photography Challenge Week 3: Artistic Red
“Shoot whatever inspires you. Red should be the focus of the image. Don’t be afraid to be creative.”
Week 2 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Traditional Landscape
“Shoot a beautiful landscape and share it with the world. Find a nice foreground and don’t forget the sky.”
There was a time when I took pictures all the time and found inspiration everywhere. When I first started working as a photographer I’d never be without my camera, first my Pentax K1000, then trusty Nikon F2 camera, F90x and finally my D100.
But here’s the rub, sometimes when you are paid to do something you love, it strips you of the desire to do that very thing when you are not being paid. So there was a time when I just would take a picture unless I was paid to take it.
But that was then. Today photography has been downgraded from a career to a passion to an occasional hobby. I no longer wanted to lug around all my equipment. But thanks to my trusty iPhone camera and selfie stick – that is a pretty useful monopod – I don’t have to.
I actually started Picture Perfect Tuesdays as a way to get my own butt off the proverbial and literal couch to have fun again with my favourite medium. So for this year, rather than being a random smattering of pictures I take whenever I am inspired, I’ve decide to challenge myself with the Dogwood Photography Challenge. Every week, for 52 weeks there’s an assigned topic to just get you out there shooting. Picture Perfect Tuesday’s will be the fruits of my labour. If you’re looking for a kick in the pants, then join me!
Dogwood Photography Challenge Week 1: Self Portrait
“Start things off right with a “selfie”! Explore the self timer setting on your camera.”