dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Backyard Photo Safari

The post dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Backyard Photo Safari appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime. Staying close to home for the first weekly challenge of the year, your challenge theme is “Backyard Photo Safari” which ties in perfectly with Simon’s post over here which is well worth a look for tips and advice before you give this challenge a try. Use the hashtags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSBackyardSafari in your posts on […] The post dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Backyard Photo Safari appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime.

dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Backyard Photo Safari

The post dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Backyard Photo Safari appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime.

Staying close to home for the first weekly challenge of the year, your challenge theme is “Backyard Photo Safari” which ties in perfectly with Simon’s post over here which is well worth a look for tips and advice before you give this challenge a try.

Use the hashtags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSBackyardSafari in your posts on social media or in your comment post below.

I’ve shared a couple of Simon’s photographs from the article below, but I also popped out halfway through typing up this article and tried to capture some bees playing in my lavender bush as the sun set behind them – how did I do?

dPS Weekly Photo Challenge - Backyard Photo Safari
I’m quite fond of bees – 1/5000th at f/2.8 (Sony a7r3 + 90mm Macro and lots of wind!)
dPS Weekly Photo Challenge - Backyard Photo Safari
Nikon D7100, 50mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 second, ISO 100. I saw a photo opportunity on a Saturday morning right as the sun came up, so I ran outside barefoot to get the shot. The very next day, the leaves had all blown away!

“Have you ever thought about taking a trip to the other side of the world to get beautiful shots of exotic locations? You certainly can, and traveling is one of the best things you can do to take your photo skills to the next level. If flying across the world isn’t an option, what about stepping out of your door? A backyard photo safari is just a few meters away instead of a thousand miles, and you can take some beautiful photos without expensive gear too” ….[more]

dPS Weekly Photo Challenge - Backyard Photo Safari
Nikon D200, 50mm, f/2.4, 1/80 second, ISO 100. This sunflower was right by my back porch, with the sun positioned behind my shoulder so the flower was evenly lit.

Have fun with this week’s challenge and be thinking about new themes you’d like to try heading into this year. (Leave your thoughts in the comments below)

Don’t forget: Use the hashtags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSBackyardSafari in your posts on social media or in your comment post below.

The post dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Backyard Photo Safari appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime.