Now that I know how to use my settings on my Canon T3, I’m starting a little weekly link party photo challenge. Each Wednesday I’ll post a prompt for the upcoming week. On the following hump day, I’ll post my pic and give you an opportunity to post a link up to your blog. Here’s the short list of the guidelines if you’d like to join me and party hardy photog style.
- Shoot with anything you desire that has a camera. This can be your phone, instax, holga, dslr…whatever turns you on. They say the best camera is the one that you have with you. I’m going to use my dslr but also plan to play with iphoneography too.
- The prompt is a suggestion that is 100% open to interpretation.
- Post your link here to the specific post page to make it easy for everyone hopping over to your blog.
- Hop on over and check out your fellow participants’ posts.
- Your post does not have to be titled just another photo challenge (unless you want it to be). If your image inspires you to write about something you love, been meaning to blog about or that’s on your mind, go with it. If you’d like to do an almost wordless Wednesday, feel free. It’s up to you my friend.
- Check out next week’s prompt at the bottom of this post and get ready, get set….shoot!
For this week, I challenged myself to shoot an action shot. Action is a completely out of the box shot for me. I’m a girly bookworm type of blogger so I normally like to shoot stationery objects like coffee table books, trees, cups of coffee and polka dot Ts (try to contain your excitement please). So I packed up all my gear, left on a jet plane and shot all day at the Kauai Motocross races on Sunday and I have to confess all of my shots were less than stellar. Most of the day I was using a 75 to 300 lens on a tripod and didn’t move around much. As the day was winding down I headed over to the area near the starting line to buy a banquet ticket. A race had just started and I could see the riders burst off the line in a pack in front of me and it was awesome. You could feel the adrenaline and energy as they roared by. So I grabbed my macro lens (an odd choice but I was curious) and I waited for the next race. As they burst out of the gate, I stood by the fence with the shutter down on continuous shooting. A “real” photographer would rip this shot apart from a technical standpoint but I really like it. Everything moving is blurred and out of focus but looking at this shot I can relive that moment.
I learned a valuable lesson with this week’s challenge. Don’t park yourself in one spot and get comfortable. Move around, look through your lens from a different spot, vantage point or angle. I’ve also added a monopod to my shopping list for ease of movement for the next action shooting adventure.
So, are you in? I’d love it if you’d join me next week. Here’s the prompt: