52 Week Photography Challenge - Week 18

Week 18

Wildcard: Photographer's Choice

Capture an image on your terms; who, what, where, when, why, how … it's all up to you. Caveat: You must tell us your intent.

Camera used Panasonic DMC-GF3 lens 12-32 f/3.5-5.6


  • Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Focal Length: 13mm

Here we are with another "photographer's choice" prompt. I have to say, I didn't over think it this week like I did the last time there was a photographer's choice. I just made sure to have my camera with my and I knew something would come up. This week I wanted to get a little creative at the playground. I wanted to try interesting angles, leading lines, framing, and any other interesting ways to capture a photo. 

As you can see, I was able to find a frame at the playground! He's at that age now where I have to be fast to take his photo. He doesn't stop and he doesn't care that I have the camera anymore. In fact, I think he just gets annoyed by it now. 

As far as the settings, typically I would not use ISO 800 outside and I would have used a lower aperture. However, with this lens, it changes the aperture as I zoom, and I have found it easier to utilize some of the auto features of the cameras when photographing small children. They move quick and they don't sit still to let me mess around with my settings. It's actually kind of freeing to just be in the moment and not concerned about the exposure. Sometimes you just have to play and not worry about if the photo is perfect.

Photos from the week

He's such a funny little guy. I love that this is how he puts on his sunglasses and I also love that when he puts them on he says "cool dude". 

There is a baseball field at the park and he loved it! We ran the bases a couple of times, sat in both dugouts and of course sat and played in the dirt! He's all boy for sure. 

Here is a another one of my attempts at being creative. I was trying to get an interesting perspective with his shadow and the view from straight above. I think putting it in black and white helped lend itself to that effect.


Have a great week!