While I stopped doing my Photo of the Week once I came home from my trip (partly because I felt uninspired, partly because I was tired of bringing my DSLR everywhere, partly because I sit at a computer desk 8 hours of my day), I’ve been wanting to start up a new sort of weekly photo sharing. My original plan for this blog was to turn it into more of a photography experiment once I returned home, but since I got so behind on posting for my trip and because of the reasons I listed above that just didn’t really happen. But I’ve finally decided on an idea that I think is a good fit for me (and I hope you like it too!): I’m going to be following along with Digital Photography School’s Weekly Photo Challenge. I’ve been interested in improving my photography skills for the past few years, as I’ve only really taken a high school photo class and that’s it. While I don’t have the money to take workshops or community college classes, there’s a wealth of information on the internet and I’m hoping I can teach myself some things. I think participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge will be a good motivator to learn some new concepts and more importantly, get out of the house and take some photos.
This week’s challenge: leading lines. From DPS: “A leading line paves an easy path for the eye to follow through different elements of a photo. Usually they start at the bottom of the frame and guide the eye upwards and inwards, from the foreground of the image to the background, typically leading toward the main subject.” I’m not sure if I got the concept entirely right, but here are my results (narrowed down from 84 attempts), taken along the waterfront in Santa Barbara.
Which one do you think is the best example of leading lines? I couldn’t choose! Also, who else wants to do the challenge with me? :)