Week 51 - Something Routine
There's something about the last few years... well, you know what that something is... that has thrown our routines into a complete tizzy. Things we used to take for granted, all awry. Now that things are starting to get back to normal (or some sense of what can be considered
Week 49 - Shoot From Below
Most of the time, photographers usually shoot photos straight on. From landscapes, to portraits, most of what we capture is level to the horizon, so it's nice to change things up a bit and do something different. If you recall from a previous week, I had to Shoot From Above.
Week 47 - Wabi-Sabi
For this week's photo challenge, I was supposed to think a little differently, and find beauty in an imperfect subject. Wabi-Sabi is from the Japanese and Buddhist teachings to learn to appreciate things that are not perfect, and that imperfection is not something bad or wrong, but can be beautiful.
BKB Brews For Bitties - Nov. 2022
Tonight was the Bitty Kitty Brigade's 3rd annual Brews For Bitties at Forgotten Star Brewing. The Bitty Kitty Brigade is a foster-based rescue for orphaned neonatal kittens in the Twin Cities, MN and surrounding areas. It's the rescue that both Elara and Ersa are adopted from, and that I now
Week 43 - Details
I was quite excited to see this week's photo challenge, since I love shooting macro and detail photos. I could have probably taken at least a dozen photos, overwhelming all my loyal visitors, but instead decided that I would focus on quality over quantity, and settle on a single image.
Week 42 - Black & White Minimalism
Black and White + Minimalism are two of my favorite things to photograph, so you would think I would be super excited to tackle the challenge this week. However, it's the middle of October in the Northern Hemisphere, which means we're in the thick of autumn foliage season. And while the
Week 41 - Shoot Through Something
When I originally saw this week's photo challenge come up, I immediately remembered some previous images I created with this theme. The cover photo above represents some of them - shooting through frosted glass to capture an illusion of something on the other side... rain, a person, a tree, or
Week 36 - Golden Hour
Ask any portrait or landscape photographer what their favorite time of day to shoot is, and you'll get a nearly unanimous answer of golden hour. Why is that? Well, simple, because the light during golden hour is well... golden. Simple enough, right? What is golden hour? For those of you
Week 32 - Night Photography
Prior to the pandemic, going out after dark to do personal photography projects was something I looked forward to doing. I would seek out interesting subjects, be it city lights, long exposure photography, or astral photography. It was actually pretty thrilling to get out into a completely new world -
Week 31 - Choose A Color
For this week's photo challenge, the theme was to choose a color (any color) and make that color contribute to the story of the image. There's a number of ways to approach this - I ultimately decided though that I could either feature that color prominently in the photo, and