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52 Frames Submissions 2022

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Please enjoy my submissions from the 52 Frames Project for 2022

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Complements for the Chef

I tried to find foods that matched the complementary color to Very Peri. Purple potatoes and star fruit completed the menu.


We've taken a couple of steps this year, so let's continue on our photo journey with the first of our technical challenges - Complementary Colors. Color science often starts with making good use of complementary colors - colors that are diametrically opposite each other on a color wheel. The most basic pairs are yellow💛 and purple 💜; blue 💙and orange 🧡 and lastly, red ❤️ and green 💚. You can also look for multiple color pairs if you add in a tertiary color. Now, on to the why - well, it's because these combination add a pleasurable appearance to your image. Complementary colors make each other pop💥 - they are most often a set of warm and cool colors which brings balance and a sense of contrast to your image. When juxtaposed correctly, these sets of colors make each other more vivid and can boost an image considerably. For this challenge, be more observant and locate color combinations that make an image work. If you're setting up something, use complementary colors to accentuate your subjects - be they inanimate things, animals or people. Look out for things while you're walking around - a red barn in a green field, many flowers in nature can be shot with complementary colors as part of the theme or make your own like an orange beach ball floating on a swimming pool. Our world is filled with color, make the most of it by keeping an eye out for good combinations to enhance your photos.

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What'll Ya Have at the Varsity

Atlanta has some of the best restaurants in the world. But no culinary visit is complete without at least one meal at The Varsity ( https://www.thevarsity.com ). Step up to one of the 20 more registers and hear their famous phrase, "What'll ya have?" You should choose option 2 for your first combo meal. Cheese chili dog, chill cheese burger, fries, and a Coke. Then go back for some onion rings and fried pie, and their famous frosted orange shake . It's all here: https://www.thevarsity.com/food . Quintessential Atlanta and found nowhere else, The Varsity is good food, fast, and fun. And you get a free paper hat!


Hola, नमस्ते , שלום , こんにちは , Hi , مرحبا , Aloha , 你好 , Sawubona , Привет , 안녕 , Ciao , Framers are found across the globe. We speak many languages and are spread far and wide. What better way to introduce the rest of us to your little corner of the planet than by showing us a scene from where you are. So, say Hello From... wherever you are. We'd love to see something special about where life has presently brought you - maybe you're in your hometown or taken a tangent on a business trip. Perhaps you've been fortunate enough to be able to travel for fun in these challenging times and can share your experience with the rest of us. Let's see photos that tell a story, or show us something stark and direct; perhaps a simple shot that defines where you are or who you're with. Make your very own picture post-card. And send it to us, please.

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Norman Rockwell I'm Not.

I've seen others do this I and wanted to try my hand at this iconic self-portrait image. If you want to try it with your hand this follow the link below the photos to download a clean base image and a layed photoshop file and the link I used to create the sketches.

Note that I do not smoke a pipe. This one came from Amazon Prime and will go into my prop bucket.

Here is the original painting.

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Want to make your own? Download the Zip file for a two layer photoshop file with the original painting and the cleared version.


Click here to make a pencil sketch from your image.
Note: Works best with a grayscale image with a white background.

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What better way to kick things off than embracing the beautiful challenge of turning the camera around and pointing it at your beautiful noggin! That's right. The 52Frames mantra is to "embrace imperfection" and there's nothing more perfectly imperfect than your unique self. It's tradition here at 52Frames to start the year with the Self Portrait challenge, because it's a great opportunity to not only introduce yourselves to the community, but to take a plunge into the space of creative vulnerability. Allow yourself to let go of fear and doubt and show us your true, creative selves. A self-portrait can tell a story, portray a nuanced personality, or just be outright wacky, This is your creation and you can decide how you would like to be "seen". Be creative, be vulnerable, be brave. Be You.

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