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Photo challenge :: Zoom out

scrapbooking photo challenge

Nine times out of ten, I take pictures that are zoomed in close (well, maybe not with a zoom lens but still — framed closely) and I have to physically remind myself to take shots that include more of the scene. So if I have to remind myself, well… I’m going to remind you too. Just this once.

Your challenge is to zoom out and take a photograph of a whole scene. Depending on your camera, you may need to do this with your feet or your lens!

Post your image on Flickr, on your blog or in another online photo gallery. Leave a link to it in the comments on this post to be entered.

One winner will be randomly chosen to win a prize pack of scrapbooking supplies from American Crafts, ready for your next crafting project.

Please see this post for all the deadlines and details about this weekend.

Now… what scene will you find? Indoors and outdoors both welcome!


15 August 2010

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35 Comments for Photo challenge :: Zoom out

  1. Julie Says:

    My wide shot of the courtyard at Warwick Castle can be found here.

  2. Ali H Says:

    Here’s a wide shot out over the River Tywi Valley early this morning – I’m so lucky to live somewhere with all this beauty on my doorstep !

  3. Torry Schellhorn Says:

    Not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination! How and ever, this is the view from the roof of our house towards the Sugar Loaf and County Wicklow… (fully zoomed out, I might add!)

  4. Aussie Mon Says:

    The benefits of living in The New Forest, theres always the chance of something interesting going past your front door!

  5. Daphne Says:

    I did some pics yesterday, but my computer is down and so I had to take new ones… Over the fence

  6. Jenny Pitcairn Says:

    I’ve been staying close to home this weekend, so this is the view out of my kitchen door.

  7. Gemma Says:

    i don’t often zoom out but i like THIS ONE

  8. Kirsteen Says:

    I never seem to Zoom out at home:

  9. Karen Says:

    my joyous road works LOL

  10. maja Says:


  11. abbeyviolet Says:

    I took a step way back from our house, but if you look closely you might see a baby in the doorway and a little boy along for the journey.

  12. Manda Says:

    Lovely historic house near home.

  13. NancyLee Says:

    Our first stop is the Englishman river today…

  14. NancyLee Says:

    Around the house this Sunday morning coffee.

  15. Leah Says:

    Zooming out – a shot of the snowcapped Tararua mountain range across Wellington harbour:

  16. Jimjams Says:

    A walk by the canal required me to zoom out a lot to try and fit in both barges:

  17. Anne Says:

    Littlehampton beach :0)

  18. Anso Says:

    A very boring photo, but still…

  19. Manda Says:

    Lovely historic house near home.

  20. Jennifer Clark Says:

    This is my 70-300mm lens zoomed out at the Colorado Rockies game this weekend.

  21. Michelle Says:

    Here’s mine,

  22. tape Says:

    I shot a garden, too…

  23. Claire Says:

    My Zoom Out – middle picture:

  24. Helen Overton Says:

    Not the best shot in the world:

  25. Katherine Says:

    My zoom out picture from a day out today :)

  26. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    I nearly always take zoomed in shots of details, but here was a wider photo I took this weekend.

  27. luluuk Says:

  28. CoCo Says:

    I did a zoom out of the field at back of our house. Of course hipstamatic makes things smaller….so not sure how it worked, but love the atmosphere of it! And the tree…

  29. Karen Moss Says:

    We are surrounded by beautiful countryside.

  30. Olivia Says:

    My photo is here:

  31. Hannah Says: _*

  32. Kirsty Smith Says:

    The sixth photo on this post is my zoomed out shot of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. I love the atmosphere that the gradually darkening night gives!

  33. Marina D-K Says:

    Walking around a park in Yarmouth,ME after we missed our ferry for the 2nd time that day…we stumbled across this scene

  34. Rachel Says:

    My backyard.

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