Week 43: Story Telling: Film Noir
Film Noir is a dark and moody type of photography well suited to storytelling. 
So tell us a story using Film Noir.       
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Week 42: Inspiration: Work Work Work
Work, let it inspire you this week. 
Many dead leaves lying on the ground;
Now he makes an obnoxious sound.
First the leaf blower;
Then the mower;
Then no more leaves on the ground....
Until...
Oh wait...
Already there are more.
                           
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Week 41: Composition: Color Theory
Color Theory is a huge part of composition that most photographers don't explore. 
So it is time to explore it. 
Use Color Grading to create an image that looks like it is a still from a movie.      
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Week 40: Story Telling: Modern Convenience
What modern convenience of 2019 can not you live without? 
Create an image that looks like an advertisement for your favorite Modern Convenience.       
An electric apple peeler is an amazing fall appliance.
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Week 39: Inspiration: The Elements
Earth, Fire, Wind, Rain, and Spirit. Find inspiration in the elements of our world.       
Earth, wind, and Rain make you wish for fire because together they make ICE... brrrrr!!!!
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Week 38: Composition: Rule of Odds
The rule of odds is easy enough to understand and employ. 
So use the rule of odds in an Urbanscape/Architecture photo.       
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Week 37: Story Telling: Seasons
The weather is changing! Find inspiration in the seasons.       
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Week 36: Inspiration: Your Habits
Some habits are good, and some are bad. Your inspiration this week is either.       
I will use this opportunity to pretend that all my habits are amazing ones. 🤭🤣🤣
Farmers market for some wonderful, healthy food.
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Week 35: Composition: Symmetry Portrait
...and visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
Introduced my little granddaughter to Fantasia - 
I think it was a win.
This photo is a composite of a selfie I took of her and I watching 
and a forward shot of what was on the screen at the time.
Symmetry is a strong compositional technique most often used in landscapes and architecture. 
So break the mold by using Symmetry in a portrait.       
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Week 34: Story Telling: Color without Color
Can’t you just taste the wine and smell the pizza?
What to do when you get a few minutes of respite.
Tell a colorful story, but do it in black and white.      
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Week 33: Inspiration: Tell a Lie
This lion bit off my lens immediately after I took this photo!
It is said that the "Camera Never Lies". Prove it wrong.       
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✅ Week 32: Composition: Frame within the Frame
When you are having a bad day at the playground :(
Using only natural elements, frame your subject. No actual picture frames allowed.       
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Toddler Torture
Week 31: Story Telling: Friends and Family
Telling the story of someone you know well is sometimes the hardest story to tell. 
Then on the other hand sometimes a little family fun makes it an easy shot. 
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Week 30: Inspiration: Exit
"Every exit is an entry to somewhere else". Be inspired by the Exit this week.  
     The rocks are exiting rapidly towards me from the playground hiding place.
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Week 29: Composition: Depth of Field
Depth of Field is a great way to isolate your subject. 
Instead, for the challenge though I want you to use DoF to make a subject appear part of something larger.       
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Week 28: Story Telling: Your Culture
Photographers participating in the challenge come from nearly every country and culture. 
Tell us the story of your culture.  
Wide open spaces;
Mountains and plains;
Highways to freedom;
And great blue skies. 
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Week 27: Inspiration: Gratitude
What are you grateful for? Show us.      
For time to reflect!
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Week 26: Composition: Geometry
We live in a world surrounded by geometry. Use Geometry in your photo this week.       
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A math students nightmare - solve for all the triangles.   😂
Week 25: Story Telling: Freedom
Freedom means many things to many people. Tell us a story about what Freedom means to you.      
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"I want to break free
I want to break free
Oh how I want to be free, baby
Oh how I want to be free,
Oh how I want to break free." - Queen 
Week 24: Inspiration: Who inspires you
Inspiration comes from many places. Tell us about who inspires you.       
My students and colleagues inspire me.
They inspire me to be creative,
To have fun,
To try new things,
And to strive for excellence.
This particular photo is a crazy creation created through a multiplicity of fun apps and techniques
Just to prove my point.
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Week 23: Composition: Leading Lines
The early bird gets the worm. 
Follow that yummy worm to the beak of the beautiful raven. 
The project indicated we should use strong leading lines in food photography. 
It didn’t say the food had to be for humans. Imagine how yummy it must taste. 
Well ok, time for truth the food really is for humans - it’s a gummy worm.
Don’t worry I didn’t give it to a bird to eat...the bird is as fake as the worm.
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Week 22: Story Telling: Stranger
It is easy to tell the story of someone you know. 
So for this week's challenge I want you to tell the story of a stranger.       
Well here is a stranger,
and here is his story.
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Week 21: Inspiration: Serenity
What does Serenity mean to you?      
To me Serenity is the gift of Time .
Time to enjoy.
Time to relax.
Time to photograph.
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Week 20: Composition: Negative Space
Big Alberta Blue Sky with a very busy robin.
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Week 19: Story Telling: Aging
Love it or hate it, aging is something we all experience. So tell us the story of Aging in a single photograph. 
“Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It's beautiful.” 
― Lynsay Sands  
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Week 18: Inspiration: Weight or Mass
Heavy as a stone, light as a feather. Find inspiration and shoot an amazing photograph.     
The bubbling soda makes it seem that it is lighter than air.  
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Week 17: Composition: Balance
Balanced composition is pretty straightforward, 
unless you are trying to shoot in the "Accidental Renaissance" style. 
So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style...
and so I did (at least I think I did).
We were out at paint night with wonderful waiter and a beautiful restaurant.
I decided to be brave. I pulled out my photography business card and asked him to pose.
He obliged very willingly and did exactly what I asked of him with such graciousness it was wonderful.
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Week 16: Story Telling: Shadow
ell a story. Make it compelling while only using shadow.       
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Week 15: Inspiration: Anonymous
We are all anonymous.
Do we really know each other?
Do we really know ourselves?
Do we really our hearts?
Do we really know who we put our faith in?
As we enter the holiest week of our religious year we reflect on who we are;
and who Jesus is to us.
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Week 14: Composition: Center Frame Portrait
Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. 
Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness.      
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Week 13: Story Telling: New Beginnings
Our world is full of circular patterns; as some things end, others begin. 
Tell us a story of a New Beginning.       
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Week 12: Inspiration: Trash
Trash is your inspiration. Tell a story or create something beautiful. 
Well I don't know that a sweet potato being peeled is beautiful;
but it sure is yummy once it's cooked.      
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Week 11: Composition: Fill the Frame
The Breaking in of Spring
The mighty power of the river ice flow breaking up in the early spring.
As I was watching people ice fishing it led me to wonder....
how do they know where to go to not break through the ice.
Using Fill the Frame is a great way to isolate your subject and create interest in your photo. 
Can you do it with only one color in the frame? Fill the Frame with one colour.     
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2019 52 Week Project Week 10 Hometown
One of the most distinctive landmarks of our city - the Calgary Tower.
Week 9: Inspiration: Mood
Your Artistic Inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today. 
Take that mood and use it to create art.     
This looks like we may have been feeling a little blue today.
 On the contrary we were feeling quite celebratory.
#carnevale #fattuesday #pancaketuesday #mardigras
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Week 8: Composition: Leading Lines
It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. 
Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.       
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Week 7: Story Telling: Love Story
Make us feel the love in this week's photo. Tell a love story in one image.     
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Week 6: Inspiration: #NoFilter
Easy to be inspired by this cute little house finch in my snowy backyard
on a week when there is no limit on what to shoot this week.
The image was required to be pure with no filters, presets or other edits. 
Basic exposure corrections only this week;
and that is what you see here. 
A straight out of the camera shot of a beautiful little bird in the stark white snowy winter.  
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Week 5: Composition: Symmetry Landscape
Use Symmetry in a Landscape to create a new viewpoint for this week's image.
When it is minus 40 out for days at a time it is difficult to get a landscape picture.
I settled for this.
Take my word for it; there is an exact amount of snow on each pine needle to make this photo symetrical. 😂
Honestly though I think the true symmetry in this photo comes from the clouds sweeping down
To the middle where the hill meets it to sweep up to the sky.
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Week 4: Story Telling: Warmth
Tell a story that makes us feel warm inside.       
Nothing makes a heart warm more than seeing an amazing momma taking special care of her babe.
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Week 3: Inspiration: Black and White
Sleeping Angel
Your inspiration this week is to simply take an amazing Black and White photograph of any subject you want.       
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Week 2: Composition: Rule of Thirds Motion
You already know what the rule of thirds is, now is the time to use it. 
Use Rule of Thirds to show motion in your picture.    
There was a lot of motion going on here while Grandpa and Isaac 
were furiously working together
to make Bowser win the race!   
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Week 1: Story Telling: Self-Portrait
Take a picture that tells us who you are, without actually showing your face.       
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