This week, I answered your questions about composition and creativity. I urged you to think about your intentions for your photographs to help your creative process and improve your composition. To help you find your own creative process, I shared some common photography scenarios and what I think about for each in order to get that perfect shot. I saw your photographs blossom this week (sometimes literally) and I am so impressed with every single one of you!

Here are this week’s 15 Thoughtful Photographs.

15 thoughtful photographs

1. Jillian Desroches – You didn’t think I would pass this one up! You wanted to take on food photography and you nailed it! You even did a little styling by incorporating the actual theme name in your photograph.

15 thoughtful photographs

2. Carmen Carde – This is such an interesting shot! I love the backlighting and the processing. It helps highlight the frost and the branch. 

15 thoughtful photographs

3. Kelly MacCleary - I really like your depth of field in this one {and it doesn’t hurt that there is a gorgeous background!}. Your photo is crisp and clear  and really highlights all of the nooks and crannies of the flower.

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4. Barb Tatum – I have been seeing a lot of this around here which can only mean one thing…spring is finally on it’s way! Your cropping really brings out the white by having the background mostly green.

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5. Marsha Mood – I had another one of your photos chosen for this week but this one clearly shows off your intention. You switched up your angles and turned an ordinary household tool into something interesting!

15 thoughtful photographs

6. Susan Goudge – I really love the feel of this photo. The black and white processing gives it a nostalgic feel of a general store. I love that you captured a bit of your hometown in this one.

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7. Denise Ricks – You definitely have the virtue of patience! It must not have been easy to get this little guy. I love the colors of this. The pop of red really stands out against the gray tones.

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8. Linda MacNeil – I love how you captured your grandson! Normally, a blurry hand would make me trash a photo. However, it gives the ball motion and shows that he is at play!

15 thoughtful photographs

9Susan Padilla – I like the tight crop in this shot. It takes out any distractions and really makes you focus on the water lily and it’s reflection in the water.

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10. Barbara Berg – This photo screamed summer to me! I love that you choose to work with a single color, green. The backlighting makes the photo airy and helps add some tonal variations to the green.

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11. Mary Richards - This is a great example of using leading lines in your photography! Your eye is drawn right up to the mountain range. I also like that you took this in portrait instead of landscape.

15 thoughtful photographs

12. Erin LaPlace - This is such an interesting photograph. I really had to look at it to figure out what I was looking at! (Which is a good thing!)

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13. Lynne Withrow – This is a great macro! And the colors… they are gorgeous!

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14. Brandi Bieber - I love that you chose to photograph the lake at night instead of a sunrise. I’m not sure why, but I have never thought to capture the moon light on the lake!

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15Nancy Bagwell – This is such an adorable photo of a cute little guy! I love how you captured him with probably one of his favorite toys. I also like that he is looking off camera which helps get the light into his eyes.

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Now that you’ve seen them, tell us which photograph is your favorite!

Missed the tutorial? Check out what to think about before you click.

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