Weekly Photography Challenge – Ordinary Objects


The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. There are always more interesting photography subjects somewhere else other than the place we live. Or are there?

Now is your chance to make photos from ordinary things you find in and around your own house and neighborhood.

Darwin Bell

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Eduardo Mueses

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Ordinary Objects

So go find some old shoes, bottles, bottle caps, string, tools, kitchen utensils – anything that might make an interesting photo. The key to making great a photo of something you see every day is to use good lighting, camera angle, choose the right lens, and camera settings.

Perhaps you could try some macro photography, or black and white, or a new post-processing technique. The more you shoot near home and practice and experiment – the better you’ll be equipped for situations that present themselves later. Only putting in your 10,000 hours will get you to “expert” status.

Marco Monetti

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Nic Taylor

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YJ Khaw

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JD Hancock

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JD Hancock

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Share your images below:

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.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

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