Catch the Light
“Without light, both we and our cameras are blind.” —Annie Griffiths
Light is the fundamental element of photography that transforms a scene from mundane to magical, from flat to multidimensional. Whether it’s the glow of the golden hour, the harsh contrast of the midday sun, or the distant light of stars coaxed out through long exposure, light is key. More...
Thank you for your contributions!
You Know It When You See It
"Nice light" is one of those catchphrases that means little in the
written language, but becomes crystal clear when expressed visually.
This is the principle I invite you to follow for the remainder of this
assignment. As you look at the frame you have made, ask these
questions: Is the light you have captured what makes your photograph
sing? Is it the element that binds together moment, composition, and technique? Does it make you want to say "nice light"?
I have said yes to these questions several times so far. Keep up the great work!
Off to a Shining Start
Finally, for those of you who have questions about how to create the shot you’re envisioning, take a look at these tips:
I’m looking forward to seeing what comes in this week!
The Language of Light
For this assignment, we invite you to speak the language of light. Spend time in one place and take note of how the changing light affects the mood and tone of what you're seeing. Observe the way light might fall on someone's face, cast a shadow across a surface, or play with color in a scene. Experiment with light sources in interior spaces, or get creative with light painting.
Show us the light your camera sees.
In the story 'Catch the Light', some of the photographs depict light as the subject in the image. Using light as the photo subject is an original idea and may require some creative practice. Text accompanying the story was well written; it provided a supportive and coherent framework for the photographs. Gary
Best of luck to all my fellow photographers & hope to have a best , bright & prosperous journey to you.This assignment was just so much fun .Awesome pics everyone.
Beautiful, congrats to all Editors Choice! outstanding photos everyone! Best of luck on the journey forwards. This Assignment is going to be a great Story! I just know it. Don't you?
What are the rules on 'collages or borders?' allowed? not? if so, under what circumstances? I was assuming not, but I got confused...thank you!
This website stole ALL my time and commitment to other social platforms. I must admit it is SO addictive. I think I need some rehabilitation.
What I enjoy the most about this new website is the opportunity to connect with people all over the world. It has been so amazing to share similar interests and to view their world through photography. What a wonderful opportunity to bond, learn and grow.
Everyone have a great weekend. Get out and take some photos. I'll be looking forward to seeing the great photography everyone does. Thanks for sharing and making my day brighter and fun.
Great job everyone for there lovely submissions it is very cool to see what others see in the world!
I stumbled across this and am quite glad I did.
My parents were always taking pictures of practically everything and after the military, I began doing the same.
I thank you for the opportunity all my friends and lots of family, said I should take and that is stepping into the world of photography.
One curiosity of this assignment remains...how do I know if my photos have been accepted, or not, aside from scrolling through each entry, looking for my own ?
Again, thank you for putting me one step closer, to what at one time was simply a foolish pipe-dream.
Thanks kindly for creating this assignment. I enjoyed participating, and it gave me a wonderful opportunity to see some fantastic photos. There is definitely a lot of talent out there.
Hard work... hard work! As my dad says 'the important is not the time but the job done with perfection'. Hang in there, staff folks and receive our positive vibes! ;))
I am confused. Somewhere I read that submissions could NOT be photoshopped but editing by cropping/sharpness was Okay. Many of the "editor's choice" photos have clearly been photoshopped. What am I missing? It is usually something!!!
Jeanne, I am amazed,how do you select the best 12 shots for the daily dozen out of several thousands in 24 hours. What isthe magical formula?
If you were published for the daily dozen does that give you a spot in being published in the story?
Hi Alexa, I just discovered this assignment and was pretty excited but then I looked at the closing date and its yesterday! Is there any chance I can still submit? Love this topic!
Since this assignment started, my husband has a nickname for me now...."Moth". He says that every time I see light, I am drawn to it. I guess I took this assignment pretty seriously!
Can't wait to see what the new assignment will be! But really can't wait to see the story for Light. The editors have their work cut out for them. Good luck to everyone.
Come to me, new assignment!! And if I don't have photos ready for you even better, after all, nothing is more enjoyable than going on a mission... ;) p.s. The DD today is incredible!!
It will be more than a hard days work for the editors to go through all these magnificent submissions and to make a no doubt fantastic story out of it.! I wonder if they knew these assignments would be this successful when they were planning them ;-)
I loved MyShot; it was simple and easy to use. New YourShot is even better; it boasts super features like Slideshows, real-time Content Streams, and Connectivity. Gary
Wow, so many awesome photos! I am so inspired by all the great pictures I see here. I have so much to learn about photography!
I think this assignment has been a major success with almost 10 000 photos submitted ! I looked trough many , many submissions over the period of time and I have to say they are brilliant and I am very impressed ! The editor will not have it easy that is for sure . Can not wait to see the published story....Congrats to all...
Hi I am new to the sight and think it's pretty cool. I have enjoyed looking at all the different types and styles of photography here. There alot of folk on here better than me and would your opinion's on my little ole point and shoot photo's.
Of 10,000 photos and locations, whether to use Sidereal Time (International), Universal Time (Greenwich), or Eastern Standard Time (Washington)? Gary
Hi again all I just added to my gallery and would love it if you'd take a look. Keep shooting and have lots of fun.
Hello! I'm new to the site and really love it. I would love to get some feedback on my uploaded photos so far. Please visit my profile, much appreciated
its nice platform to share and observe different ways We express ourselves, think and come-up with a given subject -"catch the light" , its really encouraging , making us re-live those moments we cherish and peep into different ways WE all "catch the light ", although we cant really capture it but we momentarily get our try to catch the moment of light
regards , thanks for this wonderful plat form NatGeo! dr.abhinav
WOW. One day left then the waiting begins. I just love the stories. Already looking forward to next assignment.
now thumbnails shows only part of a photo (by cropping it) - can you please find a way to not crop our photos for thumbnails, i think it impacts the attraction and viewing appeal as well ....