PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge

We’ve been brainstorming about how to make our Kitsap Frames blog more interactive and we’ve come up with an idea for a weekly photo challenge.

Admit it, everyone loves to take photos, so why not challenge ourselves and the shutterbugs reading this to a weekly challenge to get back to the basics of photography, improve our shooting and to have some fun with our cameras in hand.

We’ll post a new challenge every Monday and you’ll have a whole week to shoot it.

You can then upload your best image to the Kitsap Sun Your Media (If you upload them to the Your Media please leave a comment here or email one of us so we can be aware that it’s there and can grab it for the blog.)

At the end of each week we will post the submissions here on the blog and award bragging rights (no prizes yet but maybe in the future) (Derek edit: We’ll have to check with the bean counters and lawyers.) to the best reader submitted challenge photo.

Kitsap Frames Challenge: #1
Capture a photo that displays the technique of  “Leading Lines”.

For those who don’t know, leading lines are defined as lines within an image that lead the viewers eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line: fences, roads, bridges, even a shoreline can lead the eye. There are also “created” lines which could be a line of birds flying through the sky or a group of people walking across a field.

Here are two examples of leading lines at work:
Salmon RunNotice how not only does the photo above have a definite line (the shore) but also a created leading line being the people scattered along the shore. which leads the viewers eye from the top corner to the main subject in the middle and vice versa.

WA HAND IN HAND

The most common leading line photos are of roads, sidewalks and treelines. Notice everywhere you look in the above photo the lines of the trees and of the road lead you right back to the couple in the center.

9 thoughts on “PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge

  1. Great idea, great examples, thank you! I didn’t know what the term meant…the photos are clear.
    Are the submitted photos limited to the one week span?

    Sharon O’Hara

  2. Hi Sharon- We are hoping for submitted photos taken only in that one week span in an effort to force all of us to get out there and shoot photos that week for that challenge.

    ~ Meegan M. Reid

  3. I uploaded a pic, I’m new to this but it’s titled “The Long Road Ahead” If you can grab it for the contest please.

    Thanks!

  4. This will be easier for me to participate in when the days get a little longer and I have daylight hours to work with before and after work. I am actually going to get my son out there with his camera to see what he comes up with.

  5. Sharon- For the lines to be “leading lines” they have to be more definite and more dramatic- it was a creative approach though.

    Sharie- we got yours, nicely done!

    Colleen- I”m looking forward to those days also!

  6. I am also new to this program and uploaded a photo via \User Submitted\; titled \Kayaking off Jackson Park\. If it meets the criteria, please enter in the contest. Also, is there a more preferred method of sending in entries for future photo challenges.

    1. Kurt,
      Thanks for the submission. I just posted it. For us, submitting to yourmedia.kitsapsun.com is the best option. Next time we’ll specify a tag for each photo so we can grab them and you won’t have to let us know.

      – Derek Sheppard

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