Hood Photo Challenge

a 52 week project, year 2


February 2016

Week 30, Meghan, Saturday, year 2


For the second year in a row, I don’t see a benefit to the macro settings other than it overrides the settings I want to use… grr


Week 30 Challenge, year 2

February topic: exposure triangle 2.0

We’re going to twist the topic of the month and call it “camera settings” for today. Let’s try macro settings! Either with your dial’s macro setting, your awesome macro lens that we’re all jealous of (ok maybe just me, but I’m so jealous!!), a macro filter, or the whole use your lens backwards trick (that I just CAN’T bring myself to do, because what if my sensor gets dirty?!?!?!). But if you try it, I will admire you.

Check it out:


Week 29 Challenge, year 2

February topic: exposure triangle 2.0

Let’s mess with white balance this week. Either set it manually, if you’ve never done that this week, or try a gray card or setting it with the Kelvin scale. If you’re feeling artistic this week, intentionally screw with your white balance and see if you can impose (enhance?) an emotion on your shot this way.

Week 28, Monday, Meghan


f/22, 1/25, ISO 400

Week 28 Challenge, year 2

February topic: exposure triangle 2.0

This week we’re messing with shutter, but instead of catching motion let’s blur it. Try┬áto capture motion (clouds, water, trains, etc) by slowing your shutter and letting the motion paint across your shot.

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Week 27, Tues, Meghan


f/3.5, 1/400, ISO 400, SOOC

Week 31, Meghan, Monday, year 2


We were loving the sun today!! But I can’t seem to get rid of the ‘fog’ when I take backlight pictures – any suggestions? Is it picking up dust in the air or is there something I can do to see that sweet little face a little bit clearer?

Week 27 Challenge, year 2

February topic: exposure triangle 2.0

Let’s think again about aperture. Here are some ideas:

  • Can you get lights in your background to be indistinguishable circles of beautiful light?
  • Can you get those circles to show up as a different shape?
  • Remember that your depth of field not only is dependent on your aperture, but also on your distance from your subject. AKA you can change your depth of field by standing closer or farther away from your subject. Kind of cool… good to know… better to try…
  • If you want a true challenge, try a sun flare this week. Remember, the smaller the aperture (higher the number), the more “pointy” and less “blobby” your sun streaks will be.

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