May’s Photo Challenge

This month’s challenge is full of adjectives.  Nothing technical here, just a very open-ended challenge that’s open to your interpretation.  Tag your photos with #opticaldillusions on Instagram to play along.  Good luck and have fun! Advertisements

April Photo Challenge

This month’s challenge is a totally random compilation of fun things to try.  No stress, no pressure for perfection.  Just grab your camera and use your imagination.  Share your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #opticaldillusions to play along.

March 2018 Photo Challenge

This month’s challenge will be a fun one!  Use your imagination and really challenge yourself to come up with unique images to go along with the daily prompts.  Tag your photos on Instagram with #opticaldillusions to play along.

Photo Challenge Info

We offer daily and weekly challenges to help give you some inspiration to try something new, and maybe learn a new technique.  The fifty-two week challenge is comprised of topics that are meant to increase your photographic knowledge.  If you already know these things, the challenges are a good way to practice your skills and…

2018’s 52 Week Photo Challenge

I’ve put together a pretty intense and well-rounded list of technical challenges for you to try in 2018.  Learning and practicing these photographic principles will absolutely make you a better photographer.  I’ll share an introduction to each challenge every week with links to websites that explain the concepts, in case you need more information to…

January 2018 Photo Challenge

To kickstart your photographic muse this year, I’ve created a 31 day photo challenge for January.  Share your photos on Instagram and tag them #opticaldillusions to play along.  Have fun!

An Introduction to Rule of Thirds in Photography

What is Rule of Thirds? When a photograph is divided into thirds vertically and horizontally, the image will have three rows and three columns that make up nine sections in the image: The theory is that the human eye naturally gravitates to the intersection points when an image is cut into these thirds – this…

April 22 – April 28 – Symmetry

When we first chose this week’s challenge, I was concerned that it might be too difficult. I spent the afternoon before the challenge started at Myakka State Park seeking symmetry.  I could find no suitable images!  I nearly asked my co-administers to consider changing the challenge. But I do like a challenge!  So, off we…

June 2016 Photo Challenge

The challenge is ready for June!  To participate, simply upload a photo each day to Facebook or Instagram and tag it #opticaldillusionsphotochallenge.  Try to take a new photo every day that goes along with the theme for that day.  If you need to, it’s okay to upload older photos that go with the theme!  Just…

Member Spotlight – Phil

Name: Phillip Brouse Website: How long have you been into photography?: 33 years What’s your favorite thing to take pictures of?: Anything to do with Nature Where is your favorite place to go to take pictures?: Anywhere new What are some of your other hobbies, aside from photography?: Camping, drawing, exploring new things and places…

May 31 Day Photo Challenge

Our first photo challenge will a fun and simple daily photo challenge.  Simply post your photo each day to our Facebook page.  You can also post your photos on your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #opticaldillusionsphotochallenge.  When you post your photo, don’t forget to include which day you’re on and the topic.  (i.e. Day…