Today's Photo Minute

Shoot and Share – Telephoto and Red, White and/or Blue

The Concept:

It is time for a weekend edition of Today’s Photo Minute with “Shoot and Share”. Since this is Memorial Day weekend, we will have an extra day to do some shooting and to get your best challenge photos into share with others.

The Assignment:

Challenge 1: Telephoto – We define telephoto as any focal length on a lens greater than 50mm. This would include popular ranges like an 18-300mm or a 55-250mm zoom. For those that have larger lenses such as a 100-400mm or 150-600mm, you could certainly work with this range. While the first thing that might come to mind is photographing something that is a distance from you like a bird or animal, I want to suggest you try the telephoto range on other subjects as well. Something called compression (how close the background looks relative to the subject) takes place with the higher focal lengths and it might be cool to see how this effect plays out with different subject matters. Either way, you go, get out the telephoto lens and have fun with it.

Challenge 2: Red, White and/or Blue – Since it is Memorial Day, I figured looking for subjects that are made up of one, two or all three of these colors would be neat. Have fun coming up with what you like best for this challenge.

When you get your images ready by late on Monday, please share those with the rest of us who are participating as well. If you are on Facebook, please post them as a comment to this particular post. If you are not on Facebook, feel free to email your entries to and I will be glad to post them