Photography Projects 2014 - June

My 365 and A Year in Song - June 2014

Check out my snappy posting this month!  Trying to keep on top of things.

My 365

Despite having a very busy June, I kept up with posting a photo every day on theme with the My_365 community.  I was also honoured by another feature by My_365 yesterday of my #street image which I titled 'No Way Out'.  Here's the uncropped featured photo:-

You can follow my daily postings on Instagram here. Here are all of the My_365 photos from June:-

A Year in Song - 52 Week Project

Continuing with a rather random selection of songs from The Photographer Within, but it always seems to spark an idea with me even if I don't particularly like the song!

Here are the weeks of June, with the lyric underneath:-

 "I've got the magic in me" from 'Magic' by B.O.B.

"I've got the magic in me" from 'Magic' by B.O.B.

 "What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man." from 'Whatta Man' by Salt 'n' Pepa

"What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man." from 'Whatta Man' by Salt 'n' Pepa

 "Bright lights and the big city" from 'Bright Lights Bigger City' by CeeLo Green

"Bright lights and the big city" from 'Bright Lights Bigger City' by CeeLo Green

DEDPXL

I also wanted to write about another community that I've been joining in with lately.  I've been following Zack Arias since his Q&A blog and this year his new site supporting photographers is DEDPXL.  With the tagline 'More Signal, Less Noise', great articles and monthly (well, roughly monthly) assignments, I was eager to get involved.  

Last month's assignment was 'shadows'.  Zack and his wife, Meg, do a critique and grading at the end of each assignment and they talked briefly about my submission this month which was this photo:-

I couldn't disagree with any of their comments and was very pleased to be graded a 'B', but inspired to keep working and pushing for better photos.  In particular, there were 2 photos in the critique which featured balloon shadows (creating a coloured shadow - genius!).  The first was just a row of coloured balloon shadows, which was cool, but then the photographer shot more, building on the idea, and ended up with a fantastic shadow image of a (shadow) girl holding a bunch of coloured shadow balloons.  

This would probably make a lot more sense if you saw the critique (which you can here if you're interested), but my point is that I loved that the photographer saw something cool that worked well, but didn't just rest with a 'good' photo, instead thinking more, going back and creating a really great image.  This is something I think I could do with reminding myself.

Anyway, this month's assignment is 'Get Low' and in an effort to follow the assignment, I'm looking for images from a low angle for My_365 and seeing where that takes me.  I love feeling inspired!