I originally aimed to do a Scavenger Hunt photo feature for the Pet Parade with several submissions by lockdown pet lovers and bloggers, highlighting the work received.
The response of one particular group of tabbies has been so inspiring I am featuring their submissions for your admiration and applause in a solo show. I will include my own and other submissions in next week’s Pet Parade.
The Scavenger Hunt Challenge
First, can I remind you that for the month of May the challenge is still open? If you want to participate just send your photo or photos on the one or more of the themes listed. EMAIL: thecrew AT dashkitten.com
The themes are meant to inspire your pictures and kickstart how you look through your camera lens or screen, regardless of the kind of camera you have. This is a no-pressure inspirational challenge!
I ask you to look for three objects around your home (and/or your garden).
- Snap a pet – thinking differently. Try a super close-up, from above or on the ground. Pet accessories ‘still life’ without your pet. No pet? That’s fine pick another object close to your heart.
- A family treasure. A family ornament, a precious piece of costume jewellery or real gems. A graduation cap in black and white, a favourite pet bed.
- A single object. How close can you get? What difference does lighting make? Have you tried black and white? Anything casting a strong shadow can be amazing. Is your object a favourite pet food? A cat toy, or a grungy bone that will look fabulous in black and white?
- General Camera and Photo Tips
Scavenger Hunt Photo Feature Star
If there is one lesson you can take away from these fantastic images it’s this:
All of these images were taken with a single smartphone and each one looks at things differently. Can you take up the challenge?
Snap a Pet
A trio of images from the tabbies and all images remain copyright to them © tabbies ” trout town 2020.
- Monochrome portrait,
- A humorous action shot that would make the perfect cat meme, and
- a dramatic ground-level shot that fills the picture frame.
tuna of moon. A monochrome study
An Action Photograph
If you thought you could not take a great picture of flowing water using a smartphone, this photograph may encourage you to try again.
The elegant twist of the poured water is frozen forever in time and this is totally awesome. Now you know, you can take amazing photos with your smartphone.
A Family Treasure
This close-up shows a family heirloom with a story attached. The pipe travelled from Ireland to the USA many lifetimes ago. It is a small part of the USA’s huge history.
The picture is close enough for the closeup blur to almost magically become an abstract composition of elegant curved shapes and textures.