banana and eggs

In just a few days it’ll be Thanksgiving, a time to remember all we have to be grateful for with our loved ones. And also? Pie. :D So, let’s see what pies you’re baking and eating and sharing and who you’re sharing them with!

Shooting Ideas

Photographing food is an art in and of itself. Think about whether the pie is the star or just part of the story and then compose your shot accordingly. Think about framing, lighting, contrast and depth. If you don’t have enough light, just take your pie or pie slice and put it a few feet from a window. Walk around it to find the best light and then shoot. Get in close to show us the glistening filling and flaky pastry or stand further back and show us who’s about to dig in!

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Last week was all about #wonder and we LOVED what you shared with us. Head on over to the gallery and see what I’m talking about! To check out the images in the Instagram app – click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

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Americana girl wishes and sparkles

The world is chock-full of wonder. Filled with discovery and never ending adventures to be had! This week we want you to capture the feeling of wonder. It may be something that catches your eye while you are out shopping or something you uncover while cleaning out your sock drawer. Heck, I  found my grandmother’s handkerchief just this morning while shifting around my clothing drawers and it was wonderful.

Shooting Ideas

Wonder is best thought of as a feeling and feelings are best conveyed through storytelling. So think about shooting as a photojournalist, a fly on the wall, a sleuth. Be patient and wait for the moment to unfold. For example, place a treat for the family pet and wait around the corner with camera in hand to snap the moment the animal spies the goody and races to gobble it up. Shooting for this prompt is about the moment. It’s about realizing something is about to happen and being prepared to take the image so that you can catch the expression on the face of your subject.

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Last week was we searched for repeating patterns, whether it was getting coffee every morning or the brick pattern on the neighbor’s wall.  Head over to the gallery and see what I’m talking about! To check out the images in the Instagram app – click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

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Patterns are everywhere around us – sometimes they are glaringly obvious and at other times almost unnoticeable, sometimes intentional and other times accidental. Share some of the repeating patterns in your life for this week’s photo prompt. It could be the sweet swirl of your newborn’s fine baby hair or the tartan print on that quilt your grandma made you, just look a little closer at all that surrounds you and see how many repeating patterns you can find – decorative, like lace embroidery or functional, like the weave in a basket or simply repetitive, like the laces in your shoes.

Shooting Ideas

Technically, anything that is repeated enough forms a pattern. In photography repeating patterns are a great way to create tension or calm, to show movement or stillness, they are a lot like rhythm is to music. Think carefully about how you frame your image and how balanced it feels. You can zoom in really close to create a sense of abundance as the viewer is brought right into the midst of the repeating pattern or you can break the pattern to draw the eye to a particular part of the image. Don’t forget that the other aspects of your photo still matter as well – texture, perspective, contrast, emphasis, movement, proportion, variety… etc. Challenge yourself to find at least three different patterns this week and tag them with #wpmyview so we can all see them!

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Last week was just the weather we needed for our prompt as it’s been getting chillier and chillier – perfect for getting #cozy. Head over to the gallery and see what I’m talking about! To check out the images in the Instagram app – click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

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The weather is slowly but surely getting a little chillier. Summer clothes are being stuffed into the back of the drawers as cozier, warmer clothes take over. Sweaters, scarves, and coats are becoming more common sights now along with tall boots, mittens and beanies. Flannel sheets and an extra blanket are on the bed while the heater lulls you to sleep each night. It’s time to get #cozy and that’s our prompt for this week! I love the slight chill in the air, the beautiful light and the changing colors everywhere.

grey seal point cat cozy on the couch

 

Shooting Ideas

What does #cozy mean to you? What would best convey that feeling? When I hear the word cozy, other words that come to mind are warm, intimate, comfortable and relaxed. I picture a roaring fire, cuddling under blankets with my love sipping away on a cup of tea or maybe hot chocolate. What about you?

There are various ways to convey different elements of coziness. Consider the point of view: are we looking into a scene (are we an observer)? Are we a part of it (action is happening to us)? Or getting a closer look (focusing on one detail within the scene)? Think about how shadows and light can add or distract from the feeling. Definitely be conscious of how warm or cool the image looks, as this can affect the feeling we get from it. Use your white balance and/or editing tools to play with changing color temperature to create the cozy feeling.

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How was your #halloween? We LOVED your images this week. So fun to see how you were all celebrating and participating! Head over to the gallery and see what I’m talking about! To check out the images in the Instagram app – click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

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How could we resist when it’s just around the corner? This week’s prompt (surprise, surprise) is #halloween.

There is SO much out there to photograph for this prompt – from the pumpkin patches to the piles and piles of candy not to mention the main events on All Hallow’s Eve itself! Buahahahahaha! Whether you’re in it for the costumes or the candy, or the sheer joy of celebrating the end of the harvest season – show us your #halloween. There are plenty of flashy moments to anticipate – like carving the pumpkin to make a spooky jack o’lantern and going trick or treating through the neighborhood all dressed up in costume. But this is also a great opportunity to snap a group shot of family and friends as you gather to celebrate throughout this season. Take the time to look for the quieter moments too – the kiddos finally falling asleep amidst their plunder or grandma snarling with the fake teeth… stand still, look around and think about what story you’re telling and then get it!

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Shooting Ideas

Try shooting at night or in a dark room, using the bulb function on your DSLR camera or download a long exposure app for your phone (like slow shutter cam for example). This is great for capturing low lighting situations such as candles flickering in the pumpkins, neon lanterns illuminating faces or just plain fun light painting.  For light painting inspiration check out this amazing commercial. It was filmed in one night using light painting techniques.

Tell a story with color using Halloween candy corn as your muse and capture all things white one day, then yellow the next and end with orange. As you can see, the possibilities are plentiful.

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Last week’s prompt had us all thinking about the #change in the air that’s almost palpable at this time of year. So much going on and this is just the start! Head over to the gallery and see what others are adding to it and be inspired. To check out the images in the Instagram app – click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

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