Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”


Today’s challenge: Triumph usually denotes drama, no matter whether it’s big or small. Playing with contrast is a great way to enhance a photo for a more dramatic effect. Pump up the contrast in today’s snapshot.


Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Glass”

Today’s challenge: Experimenting with glass can create multi-layered and unpredictable shots. Incorporate a form of glass — a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else — in today’s image.


ISO 400, 18 mm, f/5,6, 1/60 sec


ISO 200, 18 mm, f/5,6, 1/60 sec

The small building was first constructed as a garage for a big American car, owned by the first inhabitant of the penthouse on the top (fifth) floor of the Nirwana apartment building, constructed between 1926 and 1929. It then became a gas station and now it is a beauty salon.

Developing Your Eye II, Day Five: “Moment”

Think about the fleeting moments you experience each day — from a moment with your child to a commute through the subway among strangers. What moment will you share with us?

Today’s Tip: Movement is a great way to convey time and fleetingness. Play with motion and achieve varied results by turning your flash off. Or using a tripod to keep your camera steady. Or panning your camera across your scene while following a moving subject.

My daughter at the hairdresser’s today. ISO 1600, 28.9 mm, f/4.5, 1/30 sec.


Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

Today’s challenge message:

Capture the natural world: snap a moment outside, big or small. From a close-up of a leaf in your backyard to a panorama from your morning hike, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us.

Tip: While shooting outdoors, look for natural lines that lead your eyes to different parts of the frame. Study the bend of a stream, or the curve of a petal. How can you use these lines in your composition?

ISO 200, 27 mm, f/14, 1/170 secDSCF3138

Developing Your Eye II, Day Two: “Mystery”


Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. A creaky door, left open. Intrigue us.

Here is some additional information about today’s photo:

ISO 400, 27 mm, f/5,6, 1/60 sec

Developing Your Eye II, Day One: “Warmth”


Having signed up for this WordPress challenge, I was sent the instruction:

For your first shooting challenge, capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. If the sun is nowhere to be found today, not to worry — interpret warmth in your own way.

A little bit of sunlight was caught on these sunflowers, during an otherwise rainy day.

Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 200, 35.8 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.