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dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge: Electric

‘Electric’ is a pretty broad theme, and we’re leaving it to you to interpret it as you would like. Under my drone photo below (bzzzt, fly during a storm, sure, why not!) I’ve conjured up a list of ideas you could explore over the next two weeks of the challenge, for your photograph.

One photo for this challenge, make sure you use the dPS challenge tags in your post, wherever you choose to post your photograph. (details at the end of this post)

dPS Bi-Weekly Photo Challenge: Electric

My photo above was two exposures from my Mavic 3 drone, was a heck of a light show! Below I’ve given you a whole list of ideas – have fun!

  1. Neon Signs: Capture the vibrant colors and glowing lights of neon signs in urban areas, which often give off an electric vibe.
  2. Lightning: Try your hand at capturing the dramatic beauty of lightning strikes during a thunderstorm. This could require patience and timing but can result in stunning shots.
  3. Urban Nightscapes: Photograph cityscapes at night, focusing on the interplay of artificial lights from buildings, street lamps, and vehicles to create an electrifying atmosphere.
  4. Light Trails: Experiment with long exposure photography to capture light trails created by moving vehicles or other sources of light, such as fireworks or sparklers.
  5. Technology: Showcase the sleek and futuristic designs of electronic gadgets, devices, or machinery. Close-up shots of circuit boards, wires, or glowing screens can convey the idea of electricity at work.
  6. Energy Production: Visit power plants, wind farms, or solar panel installations to document the generation of electricity through various sources. This could involve capturing the scale and machinery involved in energy production.
  7. Electric Vehicles: Focus on the emerging trend of electric vehicles, capturing their sleek designs, charging stations, or the futuristic feel of driving one.
  8. Electric Wildlife: Photograph animals or insects that produce electricity, such as electric eels or certain species of fish and insects. These shots could highlight the unique adaptations of these creatures.
  9. Light Painting: Get creative with light painting techniques, using flashlights or other light sources to “paint” shapes or patterns in the dark, creating an electrifying effect.
  10. Abstract Patterns: Look for abstract patterns and textures that resemble electrical currents or sparks, such as patterns in water reflections or patterns created by light passing through glass or prisms.

Make sure you include the hashtags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSElectric in your post, here in the comments or over on social media. You can tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Find all of our previous weekly challenges here.

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them to your favourite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

Share in the dPS Facebook Group

You can also share your images in the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.

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(aka #gtvone) is the customer support manager for dPS, and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He’s a Melbourne based photographer, www.gtvone.com and please feel free to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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