Ditch Auto Photography Challenge Week 7 The Sky

Week #7 – The Sky – Photo Challenge

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This week we are turning our attention to the sky. The Sky is amazing and vast. It can have a lot of texture and shape. It can also be a challenge to get a very dynamic photo of the sky. The weather also has a lot to do with the sky, so you can’t always just point your camera up and take a picture.

This week I want you to try and take a picture of the sky that you find interesting. Don’t just take a random picture of the sky, wait until you see something interesting. Maybe it’s a jet passing through the sky, or perhaps an interesting ray of light passing between a hole in the clouds.

Photographing the sky can be challenging because the sky can have a lot of contrast areas. This week I would like you to focus more on capturing what your eye finds interesting over getting to technical, but try to get your exposure close so there are not any blown out areas in your photo.

Upload your Week #7 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1434742033216327&type=3

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here are a few examples of The Sky from photos James Horton from our Ditch Auto Facebook Group has taken recently.

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/800, f/1.8, ISO 100

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/1250, f/3.5, ISO 100

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/1250, f/3.5, ISO 100

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/1250, f/13, ISO 100

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 100

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/1250, f/18, ISO 100

Photo by James Horton – Sony a6300 + FE 55mm Lens – 1/1250, f/11, ISO 100

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://ditchauto.com/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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