During my photographic career, I've met several pauses regarding my visual production. It makes me feel quite guilty sometimes, and the best way I've found to overcome this kind of creative block is the following.
One should start looking closer. Beyond the literal act of getting closer to everything via a macro approach, I also mean the figurative act of considering your surroundings as worthy of being photographed. Sometimes, we photographers behave curiously. Once we found a couple of genres to commit to — in my case documentary and sometimes street — we restrict ourselves from enjoying other subjects as well. Curious indeed…
Try looking at your room as a detective searching for clues about somebody's behavior. Study how light behaves in your kitchen or living room; step out into your yard and look for wilderness around you. And if you find these words encouraging enough, you'll likely stumble with some chilly winter garden scenes! Dahlia got our community to study how winter developed around their places, and these are some of the most wintery submits:
Photo Of The Week
Congrats Rose on your creative solution for the challenge, thanks for sharing such talented work with us:
Weekly Photographic Challenge Wrap-up
ATTENTION: The following images are best-viewed a cosy blanket:
“Winter starling, taken a few years ago …”
“From the archives”
“Not much snow here yet. A prehistoric monster I found in the park”
Finding rectitude in nature is hard, and this image indicates how things can get arranged into patterns just my moving around; playing with our perspective.
love those eighties-vibe colours! 🟥🟨🟧🟪🟦
Those purple tints on the cooler hues give a nice and chilly aesthetic to this shot, turning it from being just a road into something more storytelling as well.
And speaking of stories, this image speaks by itself about how tranquil solitude can be!
And the winner of the purest image of a frozen garden is… This poetic shot!
wow… this left me speechless…
What You Shouldn't be Missing from the Light Stalking Community
And in case you were wondering, he shared the EXIF for it: f8 1/125 ISO400 Canon R5 24-70 @24
Rob opened the request for throwing down photos with a clear focus on red colour. Click here to participate. This is an example
and this is the first submission we got:
Once again, I want to highlight quick-review on a cool little new tool in Lightroom that is using AI to add bokeh:
I've been using Lightroom since version 1.0, and it never ceases to surprise me how it gets better and better!
The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, a place where our community shares their favourite photographs from our forums every week.
We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts
Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures and is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people who want to grow fast as photographers.
Here, you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have the chance to critique your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:
- Lines of Chairs
- Happy Holidays
- BW Dead Flower
- Dead flower
- on the beach
- Is there a good photo in here somewhere… maybe?
- Hurricane Norma Aftermath
- Dying Flowers: Still Life
- Looney F-11 (missed it by that much!)
The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to discuss, so please read the instructions in order to get a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions and doubts on any or all of the images above. We also will be delighted to see some of your own images. Don't be shy, critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.
Also, don't forget to participate in our upcoming challenge on narrow DOF!