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A New Challenge

Instagram is where I have learned how to use filters on my pictures. It's where I have joined challenges to enhance my skill in using filters and taking photographs.

A few years ago, I joined the IGERSMANILA 9PM HABIT and I just got so addicted to it that I made it a task to be able to post at exactly 9pm about the challenges for the day. A few of my pictures got featured. However, I got tired of doing the challenges and it wasn't exciting anymore.

Recently, I found Global Family interesting! I knew about it several years ago but I just didn't enjoy posting in their challenges, until last week. It has been awhile since I really took great pictures and enjoyed it. So I told myself I should get back to photography and start taking pictures with my phone and with my canon slr again.

Yesterday's challenge was about HDR and that's my entry to the challenge. I don't have any high hopes of getting featured as there are so many great and talented photographers all over the world who have amazing pictures. I just enjoy the challenge of being able to do mine.

Image Credit » frenchtoast78

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AngelSharum wrote on October 13, 2014, 7:58 PM

I love the design and it is a nice photo but I can't tell you did HDR edits to it. This could be a good thing though, if you wanted it to be subtle. Good luck in the challenge.

Feisty56 wrote on October 13, 2014, 9:01 PM

You may want to consider increasing the size of the font in your posts. Something a bit larger than this font used here is much easier on the eyes and more likely to catch a reader's attention.

MegL wrote on October 13, 2014, 11:53 PM

Taking part in challenges is a great way to improve skills and techniques in any area.

AliCanary wrote on October 14, 2014, 4:12 AM

I'm not on Instagram, so these are new to me. Do you get any kind of prize for the challenges, or are they more just to keep you motivated to work on your photography?

frenchtoast78 wrote on October 14, 2014, 7:38 AM

You don't get a prize, you only get to be featured and that would allow many people to follow you and like your pictures. It's a great motivation!

frenchtoast78 wrote on October 14, 2014, 7:39 AM

Hi Meg, that is all so true, that's why I have decided to go back on the challenge.

frenchtoast78 wrote on October 14, 2014, 7:39 AM

Thanks for the advise, will do that next time. Still adjusting to this site. :)

frenchtoast78 wrote on October 14, 2014, 7:40 AM

It's an HDR filter on lemeleme, they're really subtle and it's the same with the iPhone HDR. Thanks

allen0187 wrote on October 17, 2014, 7:35 PM

First time, I've heard about these challenges frenchtoast78 . Got into photography recently so any tips will help. Haven't really played around with filters so this is a first for me.

frenchtoast78 wrote on October 18, 2014, 2:33 AM

Not really good at dslr's but I know a few tricks on iPhone cam and great photo apps you can download on any smartphone. You should follow igersmanila and gf_daily. They have great challenges that will help you improve in taking pictures :)

allen0187 wrote on October 18, 2014, 10:04 PM

I will follow those accounts as you suggested once I have my personal IG account set up.

frenchtoast78 wrote on October 19, 2014, 6:23 AM

and once you do, don't forget to let me know ;)