2012 Photography Challenge- Action Shot

2012 Photography Challenge Action shot/Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

This week our theme is action shots.  So I immediately thought about this photo.  I took it a few weeks ago when I was doing a photo shoot for No Nonsense Leggings.  My models were my daughter and her half-sister.  Neither one of them had ever done any modeling before, so the first dozen or so photos were very stiff looking.  Finally, I told them to just go crazy and do whatever came to mind.  I got some great shots, but this one is my favorite.  It looks like they were actually jumping into the water.

My trick for good action shots?  Take a ton of photos.  One of them is going to be awesome.

So how did you do?

Email your action shot submissions to me!  Check out the Submission Guidelines.  I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include.  If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site!  I will be taking action shot submissions all week!  Feel free to send your original photo!

Our theme for next week is “Colors”.  See the information at the bottom of the post for details!

This weeks Submissions:

Action shot / Photography Challenge

This picture I took while in the BWCA last year. Mike was hopping from a huge rock unto a smaller one, just to give mom a heart attack I think.~Julie R. – Aitkin, MN- http://healthywealthandwisenotbutlearning.blogspot.com/

Attached is my photo for next week.  (Picture in motion.)  Bike rider in the Alabama Bike Show. ~Vonne Pope

Action shots Photography Challenge
Love this photo of my Grandson (Granny’s Love) playing soccer. ~Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK – Cats, Kids and Crafts. 

My photo was taken in my garden, and I added a special effect, like fairy dust and it felt like magic when it came together! I love butterflies and my secret weapon is a silk shirt I wear, cream with zebra stripes in brown, it seems to make me invisible to butterflies and dragonflies too, so I can get right up next to them with my camera. ~ Lisette from Oregon

I took this photo while hiking in the Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch, California. ~Carolyn from California

A fellow dancer captured my student partner and me mid-spin during a showcase performance in early October. I blogged about the behind-the-scenes, three-month creative process leading up to this two and a half-minute dance.  — Scrollwork, California-www.scrollwork.blogspot.com

Ashford High School Band/Colorguard performs during the annual National Peanut Festival Parade in Dothan, Alabama.  The Peanut Festival is a 9 day celebration of the peanut and peanut farmers.  The Festival consists of a large fair, parade, beauty pageants and several other events.~Randal Bradford – Dothan, Alabama

This is my great niece jumping on the couch. It is a tough couch.  ~Angie- Rome, GA

Our Theme for Next Week- Colors!

Next week we are going to concentrate on photos that emphasize colors.  Take some photos of colorful objects, places or things.  Feel free to go to picmonkey.com and ramp up the color if you want.  We have the winter ahead of us and lots of dull dreary days.  Lets bring a bit of color into our lives before then!  Want a few examples?

See you next week!