The Sunday Snap

We all carry smartphones with us everywhere we go and I am always looking for inspiration to continue to learn and improve my skills as a photographer, especially using a smartphone. A good way to improve is to participate in photography challenges as they cause you to think about the theme and they do what the title says, they challenge you. And what a great way to kick off the new year and a new decade by participating in smartphone challenge curated by Khürt from Island in the Net.

The challenge is called the 52 week smartphone challenge which provides plenty of inspiration and has some thought provoking themes to keep you thinking and improve on all those rubbish awesome photos stored in your phone. If you would like to join in, click on the link above.

I also highly recommend you don’t do what I did by jumping the gun and submitting my first image last Friday. So I’m feeling like a bit of a goose but at the very least I have some good ideas and some photos for the first couple of weeks and can concentrate on the other photography challenge, the Tuesday Photography Challenge curated by Frank Jansen from Dutch Goes the Photo.

Frank provides some really interesting themes ensuring you think about how you will tackle it to produce a result and this weeks theme, Common, is no different.

The above photo was not what I set out to take however I was drawn to a large number of people standing on a rock wall silhouetting themselves against the sunset but I noticed this man sitting on his own watching the sun go down on another day.

To all of you who celebrate Christmas, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and for those who don’t celebrate it, I hope you have an enjoyable time with family and friends over the break.

Happy Shooting.

Slippery Rocky Surface – A Photo Challenge

I have been an avid observer for some time for the Tuesday photo challenge on Dutch Goes the Photo however hitting the required timeline has been problematic. I mean its not that hard, the subject/topic is released on Tuesday and must be submitted by Sunday but I keep getting those two mixed up.

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The topic released on Tuesday was surface and with that in mind I dug through the photos that have been taken in the last month or so and found this little gem of a slippery rocky surface that fits the requirements for the photo challenge.

Do you like photo challenges, if so jump over to Dutch Goes the Photo and join in the fun.

Happy shooting