Photo prompt :: From where I stand

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Our prompt this week is ‘from where I stand’. Basically it doesn’t get easier than this folks, just shoot an image from wherever you are, it could be an impromptu portrait, a landscape, an object just shoot (are you getting the premise of this 52? Hint, hint).  There is some great inspo on Instagram for the hashtag ‘from where I stand’ to get you motivated, but really just shoot wherever you are, whatever situation you are in!

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on (also feel free to borrow our hashtags so other people can find you!).

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Photo shot Iphone 6

Image edited with Portland | Modern + Moody Photoshop actions.

Edited in Photoshop CC

Some inspiration for portraits, landscapes and objects:

From where I stand Instagram

Documentary Portrait photography inspo

Landscape photography tips

Flatlay photography tips

photo by michelle p.

Cloud photography

Cloud photography insp via besotted

Our prompt this week for our #fotorx 52 weekly photo project is clouds!  We are endlessly inspired by these beauties of nature from light and fluffy to stormy and dramatic there always seems to be a perfect photo-op at the ready. This is a perfect week to begin your weekly photo project because your subject is everywhere!

Cloud photography via besotted by michelle p.

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on (also feel free to borrow our hashtags so other people can find you!).

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Photo Shot w/ Iphone 6 (no. 1) Photo shot Fuji Xt-10 (no. 2)

Image edited with our Light & Airy action set (coming soon!)

Edited in Photoshop CC

Some cloud inspiration:

One of the rarest clouds ever

Cloud appreciation society manifesto

Inspo for clouds + portraits here, here, here

Cloudscape photographer

Max Wanger clouds

Photographing clouds tips

 

 

 

 

Photo prompt :: Signs of spring!

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It’s the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, so we are taking a cue from Mother nature for our photo prompt this week–signs of spring! With the days lasting longer and the sun feeling brighter, we are starting to see the first blooms arrive. Make this prompt your excuse for getting outside to find ‘signs of spring’ or to stop by your local farmer’s market for some delicious blooms. Look for colors, shapes, vignettes; shoot low, shoot high, get in close, this prompt gives you extra opportunity to get creative! I am loving this edit, you?  I love how light and airy it feels, perfect for a first day of spring pic!

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on.

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Foto Rx Co. Instagram

Photo shot Fuji Xt-10

Image edited with Stockholm | Clean x Minimal actions

Edited in Photoshop CC

Examples of artists that have flowers as a muse:

Imogene Cunningham

Georgia O’Keefe

Irving Penn

A brief history of flowers in Western art

 

photo by michelle p.

Fill the frame photo technique

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Our prompt this week for our 52 week project is fill the frame. Our preference is to do this in camera, so try to resist the urge to crop in Photoshop;) Have your subject fill the edges of the viewfinder. It’s a basic technique but very effective in creating an artful image and to isolate your subject from a cluttered background (my favorite way to avoid straightening up when taking photos of my busy 4 year old!).

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on.

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Photo shot Fuji Xt-10

Image edited with B+W actions set  Contrasty B+W (coming soon!)

Edited in Photoshop CC

Examples for fill the frame:

Andreas Gursky (famous for selling the most expensive photograph of all time!)

Erik Pawasser

Brett Weston

Don Weston

photo by michelle p.

Low Key Photography Tutorials

lowkey poppy via besotted

Our prompt this week is ‘low key’.  You can do this in both color and B+W. Your image will have predominately dark tones with prominent highlights. This creates a very moody and atmospheric image. You just need one light source, it can be a sun spot or a key light (like a small lamp).

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on.

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Photo shot Canon 6D (full frame)

Image edited with B+W actions set (coming soon!)

Edited in Photoshop CC

Tutorials + examples of low key photography:

Caravaggio 

Nice examples of low key image

Complete beginner’s guide to shooting low key

Low key photography tutorial video

Low key portrait tutorial