2013 here we come! From what I can see, this year is going to be even bigger and better than last. The talent of this group so far is unbelievable and so exciting. While celebrating the New Year, you broke out the glitter and had a lot of fun. I could see it in your pictures! My tips for photographing glitter really seemed to help and I even picked up a thing or two by looking at your photographs.

In light of our new 52 Project for 2013, I wanted to switch up how we do our Best of the Week blog posts a bit.  This year, I will be featuring the top 15 photographs of the week (in no particular order) and giving you my feedback to help fine tune your photography skills and develop your artistic talents even more!

Here we go!

15 glitter photographs

 

1. Robin LaMond-Fairweather: I love the lighting in this photographing. The glitter on the ornament really picks up the side lighting. It really makes it sparkle!

the best 15 glitter photographs

2. Pamela Bennett: This needs to be a Christmas Card! The sparkle of the snow and the reflection in the ornament, I just love everything about this photograph.

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3. Mary Covert-Mason: I love the pops of color in this photograph. The simple white background of the snow and the subject’s jacket help the red gloves and blue glitter pop!

the best 15 glitter photographs

4. Marilee Anderson: Again, the use of color in this photograph help make the ornaments stand out in the snow. Although the photo is a little underexposed, I would be cautious in brightening so that the detail on the red ornament doesn’t get lost.

the best 15 glitter photographs

5. Margaret Young: This is a great blowing glitter photograph! You really nailed capturing the glitter. I also like the lighting in this one. The side lighting reflected nicely off the glitter so that it didn’t just like specs on your photo.

the best 15 glitter photographs

6. Kathie Goobic: This is a gorgeous photograph! Even though I can figure out this is an ornament, I love the abstract feel of it.

the best 15 glitter photographs

7. Julie Richter: Where do I even start with this one? Can I just say I love everything? I didn’t think so. The colors in this one really work well each other. I love that your subject is bent over blowing the glitter as if making a wish!

the best 15 glitter photographs

8. Jan Sumner: This is such a fun photo! The girls really look they are enjoying themselves. Although, I enjoy the black and white, I am left wondering what it looks like in color.

the best 15 glitter photographs

9. Jacquelyn McMillen:  This is a great glitter photograph! Again, a simple background {her white shirt} really helps make the glitter stand out. It looks like you used a lot of glitter and that really paid off!

the best 15 glitter photographs

10. Cheri Pittman: Amazing! The lighting in this photo is so evenly disturbed. Did you use studio lighting or a flash? The glitter really sparkles. I just wish you wouldn’t have cut her bottom lip off.

the best 15 glitter photographs

11. Carmen Carde: Nature’s glitter! I would have never thought to take a picture of frost or that it would sparkle like that. Great catch!

the best 15 glitter photographs

12. Buddy Broesky: Love the processing of this photo! Again, side lighting looks to be best for glitter photographs! The glitter really sparkles on her lips. One thing I try to avoid is the “up the nose” shots. Next time, I would try having her look straight at the camera or maybe even have her tilt her head to the side a little.

the best 15 glitter photographs

13. Ann Scott: When I was experimenting with my glitter, I found that gold glitter was my favorite. This one caught my eye! It’s interesting and abstract. The composition of the falling glitter is in the shape of an “S” which gives movement to your photograph.

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14. Vivian Clibon: Love the perspective of this photograph! Way to switch it up! I also love the dark background so that your glitter stands out.

the best 15 glitter photographs

15. Tracey Miller: What a way to end 2012! Lots of sparkle in this picture. I love how you filled the frame with all of the ornaments. Also, the placement of the 2012 follows the rule of thirds.

the best 15 glitter photographs

There you have it! Our first challenge is in the books. If this week was any indication of what you are going to do this year, we are in for an amazing year!

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

Missed the tutorial? Check out my tips on how to photograph glitter.

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