30-Day Photo Challenge | Days 1–10
About a month ago, a dear friend of mine, Cheryl Shaffer of Lillypilly Photography , emailed a bunch of her friends asking who would want to take part in a 30-day photo challenge. I willingly accepted said challenge and am proud to say that I’m one of the few who finished it completely.
The concept is this: every day is a theme, and with each theme you take a photo and upload the unedited and edited versions to the Facebook group. In the caption, explain your original settings and how you edited the photo. I learned so much from the other photographers, and I was able to experiment with a bunch of shooting styles that I might not have practiced otherwise.
Thanks, Cheryl, for getting me out of my comfort zone and pushing my creativity and photographic knowledge!
Below are days 1–10.
For this series of three blogs, I’m only uploading the edited versions (unless I deem both unedited and edited versions worthy of the cause ;-), and I’m not planning on posting my camera settings or editing techniques. BUT if anyone has a question about a specific shot, please feel free to ask in the comments section! I’ll gladly provide that information!
That being said, here are the constants for each photo: my camera is a Nikon D3. I rotated among three lenses: my Nikon 60mm macro, f2.8 (most-used for this task); Nikon 70-200mm, f2.8; and a Nikon 17-35mm, f2.8; and I occasionally used my Nikon SB-800 Speedlight flash. I shoot in raw format and edit pics using Adobe Camera Raw.
And without further ado, here are the photos!
Day 2: What You Wore Today
Day 5: From a High Angle
Day 8: A Bad Habit
Day 9: Someone You Love
Day 10: Childhood memory