GOYA :: Verbing Nouns
My oldest son, Caleb (pictured on the right), just turned 13 yesterday! We have a real teenager in our house of four boys now. I can’t believe it. Caleb only took a passing interest in photography until he got on Instagr.am. You can find him there as @carias. He and his cousin, Grayson (pictured on the left), are both getting into HDSLR video as well. They are currently taking a 15 week Final Cut class at Cue52 so for Caleb’s Christmas/birthday present he got a Canon T2i with a kit lens so that he and his cousin can continue their video work and dive into photography a little deeper. Aside from getting Caleb a membership to Kelby Training, he and I are spending time going over the fundamentals of exposure, composition, and light. (#proudpapa) We figured what better way to get out there and put this into practice than do a GOYA shootout! Each of us had to find our own photo, edit our own photos, and do the post production on them. No one got any help from the others.
GOYA is my little term for “Get Off Your A$$” and go shoot. We used to do these on a more regular basis but life and work got in the way. Damn life and work. So Caleb, Grayson, and I hit downtown Atlanta yesterday with our cameras to shoot something in motion. Caleb picked the theme. It started with “people in motion” then we found lots of pigeons, cars, water, and other moving nouns so it became “Verbing Nouns”.
Here’s how this works. Below are three photos. Photographer #1, #2, and #3. You choose your favorite photo and use the poll code box to vote. The winning photographer will get a $25 B&H gift card. Also, if any of you leave a constructive critique of any or all of our photos I will choose one of you to win a $25 B&H gift certificate as well! Here are the photos…
Update :: Voting for this shoot out has ended. You can see the three photos we entered and the poll results after the jump…
Photographer #1 ::
Photographer #2 ::
Photographer #3 ::
(voting has ended)! If I win (which I usually don’t) then I’ll give two commenters a $25 B&H gift card. You’ll have to have a valid email address to win. Don’t put your email address in the comment field. Just in the name/email/web area when leaving a comment. I’ll see your email address in the admin section of my blog.
I’m asking for your critique because I want Caleb and Grayson to hear real world feedback on their photos when you, the viewer, are detached from who shot what. Don’t hold back on us. Tell us what you like and why you like it as well as what you do not like and why. Without critique, we’ll never grow as photographers.
Caleb was photographer #1. I was photographer #2. Grayson was photographer #3.
PS – I had a hard time choosing mine. I had it narrowed down to two so Meg tossed a coin to see which one I entered. Let’s see if that worked. (ETA – It worked!)