Photos of the week themes will be posted here for the rest of the term. Your challenge is to creatively produce at least one photo that evokes the emotion or idea behind the theme and post them to a dedicated "Photos of the Week" gallery on your website. Please include the theme as a label or title for each of your photos.

Remember your photos will be assessed using the following rubric out of 9:
1. Criteria - Did you follow the theme? 

2. Technique - Did you use strong camera technique including lighting sources and camera settings? Does your photograph demonstrate your understanding of the elements of composition? 3

3. Creativity - Does your photo show creativity, a fresh idea, or a unique interpretation of the theme? You could include dynamic perspectives and the assistance of Adobe Photoshop tools for effect but do not over do it! 3

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Here we are at the beginning of a new school year. As strange as it is, we can choose to make our new beginning an optimistic start.


The slate is clean and we can start fresh and new. Nature reminds us how life is constantly being renewed and refreshed with the seasons or new life. 

Perhaps "New Beginnings" means finding new friends or starting a new hobby or activity. Capture what "New Beginnings" means to you and share your photo or photos on your Photos of the Week page of your wix website. Inspire us!

Funny Monsters

When you walk around town or along a forest pathway, keep your eyes open and look in all directions for your next great shot.


Explore areas where you wouldn't normally go and you're likely to stumble upon interesting abandoned and forgotten objects that make great photography subjects.

There's something about fall that brings out the happy photographer in people. Maybe it's the crisp air with hints of smoke or the explosion of orange and yellow leaves.


Scenery is a bit part of fall. Landscapes, children playing outside raking leaves are all subjects you can find for this Fall Photo of the Week!


Food gives us energy to come to school every day and enjoy our lives.

Veggies? Doughnuts? Soup? Sandwiches?

Our food theme is also a good reason to cook, bake or buy some delicious food for yourself and your classmates.

What perspective will you use to capture your food? Yummmm

We had our first bit of snow this week. Winter is coming with the cold and the beautiful white snow along with cool looking icicles and people bundled up.

What is cold to you? Ice cream? The way a person might look?

What does cold mean? What does cold look like?

Thank you Lilly for our photo of the week theme this week!

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Thank you Alhana for this weeks Photo of the Week challenge!

Reflection shows another way of looking at something. Dual images of the same thing.

We can also feel reflective. How would you capture someone feeling reflective?

You can also capture reflections in many different ways: mirrors, windows, hubcaps, puddles, lakes, cars hoods and other things with reflective surfaces.

Think outside the box and find a story in a captured reflection. Have fun!

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Time. "Remember time lose cannot be regained." How can you capture time? What does time mean in our lives. How can you represent time in a photo?

Is the passage of time a happy thing or a sad thing or a mysterious thing or...

Does time have to be represented by a clock? Can you represent or capture time in a way that does NOT include a clock or watch?

How would you represent time with people or animals or nature or other mechanical way?

Time keeps on slipping into the future... capture time in photo. Have fun. Be creative. 

1: dark and gloomy

2a: Serious, Grave

b: of a dismal or depressing character : MELANCHOLY

c: conveying gloomy suggestions or ideas

3: of a dull or heavy cast or shade : dark colored

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1. moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; 

quick; swift; rapid:

a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker.

2. done in comparatively little time; taking a comparatively short time:

a fast race; fast work.

What does "fast" look like? Can you capture how "fast" feels or looks with your camera? "Fast" seems to invite the use of shutter speed priority with your camera. Remember 1/60 of a second is the slowest you can probably set your shutter speed and hold your camera in your hands with minimal blur. 


How can you capture snow? What is wonderful about snow? What is awful about snow? How do we play in snow? How do we get rid of snow? Can you capture the movement of snow from a shovel or when thrown or falling from the sky? Try setting your camera to shutter priority and see what you get.


What is Christmas? What does Christmas mean to you? Is there something that represents Christmas? How does Christmas make you feel? Can you capture that in a photograph? What is special about Christmas? Is Christmas more a feeling or a set of things? 

Think outside the box and capture Christmas. Thank you Brecken for this week's Photo of the Week!


Look up and see the sky. Day or night? Shutter speed slow with a tripod maybe so you can get lots of light in your camera. Capture the clouds with a large fstop aperture setting. If you include a horizon, put it either on the top third or bottom third. Can you capture a reflection of the sky somehow? Thank you Lily for this week's photo of the week suggestion.


Candy canes, chocolates, candy corn, peanut brittle, almond bark, sugar cookies, gingerbread. Get in close, set your aperture to a small fstop and try not to drool. Try different ways of lighting your treats to see how it looks.

Decorations! Lights, bulbs, garland, figurines, signs, tinsel. Capture Christmas decorations with a small fstop say 5.6 or so with lots of light and get close.


Masks! Who isn't tired of wearing masks? We wear them to protect others which is the nice and responsible thing to do. How do you feel when you wear a mask? How do your friends feel? Can you capture a feeling or story about masks in a photo? Be creative and capture masks in a unique way.