November/December Graphic Design Challenge

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November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by pawprints » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:31 pm

This month I am going to challenge you with something a little bit different. Instead of focusing on the layout, we are going to focus on the photo in the layout. With the upcoming holidays there are going to be so many photo opportunities for this challenge. I want you to take a photo that is not the normal straight on photo that you would normally take. Take that photo looking up at your subject, or looking down at it, or just looking at it from some other angle that is not the norm. Maybe look up at your Christmas tree while taking your photo, or stand on a chair and take your photo looking down at everyone opening presents, or just tilt your camera on an angle while taking a portrait shot. Below are some sample photos I found on the web to give you an idea of how creative you can be with this. You can see how dynamic a photo can look with just a change in your point of view.

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So your challenge is to take a photo on any kind of an angle as stated above, and then scrap it in any way you want. You may have other photos in your layout if you wish, but at least one photo must be taken on some kind of angle. Your photo does not have to be a holiday photo, it can be of whatever you want. You may do this as many times as you like, as I would love to see how creative you can all get with this.

Open to paper, digi, hybrid, cards, crafts, or whatever this inspires you to create.

Multiple submissions are allowed with no limit.

You may combine with one other challenge that allows combining.

As usual I will be running this challenge for 2 months, but I am going to extend it a little longer due to the holiday season being upon us. I don't want anyone to be desperately scrapping their photos on New Year's Eve to try and make the deadline lol. Post your submissions to this thread by midnight (whenever midnight is for you) January 6th. This way you have an extra weekend in there. A random winner of all participants will receive a $5 ACOT GC from me!

Most of all have fun, and try and get out of your comfort zone a bit while shooting photos!

This my page. I took this photo looking up at Maddie and Aiden when they climbed up to the top of the swing set in our yard. There is a funny story behind this photo, which I journaled about. You can read the journaling in my gallery if you want.

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Here are few other layouts from my gallery where I scrapped photos that I took on different angles.

Looking down on an angle at the doggies…

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Looking straight down at Aiden and the doggies on the doggie bed…

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Looking down into the shopping cart to see little Maddie in there…

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Looking straight down at Aiden in the play yard when he was a baby (and shadowing the "window" in Photoshop for extra depth)…

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A portrait shot I took of my dd on an angle…

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I hope you can all get some ideas and inspiration from my samples. And most of all I hope you all have fun with this! I can't wait to see the photos you all take!
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Flasher » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:16 pm

I LOVE this.  Such a neat idea!  I can't wait to work on this one!
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:29 am

Such a clever idea and great examples, Barb! :)
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by joannie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 am

great challenge!

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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by emmapaige » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:49 am

Very cool challenge and your samples are fantastic.
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by JAire » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:15 am

This is an inspiring challenge, gets our juices flowing for making our photos more dynamic! Your layouts are beautiful and excellent examples.
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by traveler » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:51 am

I don't do this often enough but some of my all-time favorite photos were taken at odd angles. Great challenge. 
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:17 am

fabulous challenge Barb! I really like this one
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Post by beachlover » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 am

LOVE this!!!  Have so many photos already!
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by oceanbreezes423 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:36 am

Great challenge!!!
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Post by Berta R. » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:44 am

Here's one I did taking using a photo taken on an angle.

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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by shoorn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Great idea - need to check my photos!
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Post by Deanna13 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:15 pm

Here's mine using photos that were taken from far below. (We really didn't have a choice here besides walking the ropes too. Yikes!) :greenwinkb:

I combined with the Rewind Challenge catching up on the Book Lovers Challenge Option #1 - Accomplish a Fear.

Photos of grandkids Kaylee and Brady on the climbing rope trail high above everything on the Carnival Sunshine Cruise Ship, July 2018. They walked on narrow planks that kept getting thinner until they walked on ropes. Thankfully, they were in harnesses! Brady was really scared when it came to the ropes, but big sister Kaylee held out her hand to get him to the next platform and was o.k. once she gave him a big hug. It's really beautiful when you see your grandkids be there for their younger siblings when they really need it. Afterward he was able to do this a couple more times with his new ship friends. :greeninlove:

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Post by blbabe1234 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:01 pm

My photographer friend Misty took these pics, looking down at Shelby and Jasmine back in May 2017. Look how little they were! :greeninlove: :greeninlove:

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Combined with my own challenge - Scraplift the GD Challenge
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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by shoorn » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:21 pm

One from me - looking up. Also for Use Your Stash challenge. I have straightened the journal block

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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Tammey » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:16 pm

For the Graphic Design Challenge I used a photo of me standing over the kittens looking down on them. I combined with the Pet Challenge.

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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by mgehrke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:32 pm

Here's my entry of Sawyer at only 8 days old. The photos were actually taken by a professional photographer. I just love all the creative ways she took these photos.

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Mildred - Mom to 2 girls and a husband (I tell people that I am a single mom of 3. Ages 54, 32 and 26) lol. And now a Grandma to Orahn and Sawyer.

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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by oceanbreezes423 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:37 pm

Here is mu layout. Looking up in these photos, but I, in the basket, looking down, lol. Fun challenge.
I combined with the Book Lovers challenge.

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Re: November/December Graphic Design Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:11 am

I'm looking down on my son in the top two photos.
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