Tuesday Photo Challenge Guidelines

A quick overview

The Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.  Some weeks I might throw in some additional hints or thoughts on how to make the challenge an opportunity to experiment with various photographic techniques.

There’s no requirement to use fancy equipment, as I tend to keep the challenges structured to keep them accessible for all kinds of photography.  Some of my best images have been captured with a smartphone, rather than a professional DSLR, and, I have to admit, that it’s fun to surprise people by revealing that an image is taken with a rather ‘simple’ tool.

For this weekly challenge, the guidelines are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic.  It’s often informative for fellow bloggers and photographers to share some thoughts with any images that you post.
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming).  I usually collect the posts on Sunday for posting on my blog on Monday morning.
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old).  This is really the most important guideline, as it’s all about fun!

Also, if you have any thoughts for topics or techniques to be feautred, please share them, as I’m always interested in getting more blogging community involvement; it’s what makes blogging enjoyable.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them.  Looking foward to seeing you participate!!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

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