Mike Soliman @mikesol007

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WEEK 25: Story - Toy Story "Not the movie! Tell a story with toys or about toys. (Kind of like the movie...)" A rare photo of an elusive and endangered beanie boo. This particular species chose green-themed habitats despite failing to develop the necessary natural camouflage to protect itself from its natural predators: tiny children.

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WEEK 25: Story - Toy Story "Not the movie! Tell a story with toys or about toys. (Kind of like the movie...)" A rare photo of an elusive and endangered beanie boo. This particular species chose green-themed habitats despite failing to develop the necessary natural camouflage to protect itself from its natural predators: tiny children. Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood52 #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek25

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WEEK 24: Artistic - Green "Your inspiration this week is green. Green is the color of life, nature, and hope." Photo by Mike Soliman

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WEEK 24: Artistic - Green "Your inspiration this week is green. Green is the color of life, nature, and hope." Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek24 #dogwood2017

WEEK 23: Technical - F/8 Portrait "Shoot a portrait using an aperture setting of F/8. Since this is the advanced challenge, be sure to find a way to isolate your subject other than shallow depth of field." Shooting at F/8 is actually a boon when you have subjects that move in and out of focus CONSTANTLY.

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WEEK 23: Technical - F/8 Portrait "Shoot a portrait using an aperture setting of F/8. Since this is the advanced challenge, be sure to find a way to isolate your subject other than shallow depth of field." Shooting at F/8 is actually a boon when you have subjects that move in and out of focus CONSTANTLY. Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek23 #dogwood52

You know you're a regular when your barista has no qualms about shaming you for forgetting your personal coffee tumbler at home... For a straight week.
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You know you're a regular when your barista has no qualms about shaming you for forgetting your personal coffee tumbler at home... For a straight week.

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WEEK 22: Story - Geometric Shapes "Triangles, squares, and circles. They are all very strong compositional elements in an image. Find a way to use geometric shapes in your storytelling.#

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WEEK 22: Story - Geometric Shapes "Triangles, squares, and circles. They are all very strong compositional elements in an image. Find a way to use geometric shapes in your storytelling.# Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek22 #dogwood52

WEEK 21: Artistic - Soft "Your artistic inspiration this week is soft. Just like hard earlier in the challenge, soft is both and adjective and an adverb. Interpret this how you will." Of course, it's a soft, rainbow unicorn pillow that projects colorful stars on the ceiling. All it needs is a touchscreen interface.

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WEEK 21: Artistic - Soft "Your artistic inspiration this week is soft. Just like hard earlier in the challenge, soft is both and adjective and an adverb. Interpret this how you will." Of course, it's a soft, rainbow unicorn pillow that projects colorful stars on the ceiling. All it needs is a touchscreen interface. #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek21 #dogwood2017

Carmina Burana Tech Rehearsal. Power outage! Oh no! :( The orchestra is lit by the backup generator in the PAC.
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Carmina Burana Tech Rehearsal. Power outage! Oh no! :( The orchestra is lit by the backup generator in the PAC.

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WEEK 20: Technical - Sky Overlay "Sometimes the sky just doesn't cooperate. This week replace the sky in your image. If you need a sky to use in the replacement, search flickr.com for an image to use under Creative Commons Licensing." This is my first experience messing with layers and blending options. Yeah, this isn't my cup of tea.

The foreground is from a snapshot I took today. The sky is a cloud photo I took a few years ago.

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WEEK 20: Technical - Sky Overlay "Sometimes the sky just doesn't cooperate. This week replace the sky in your image. If you need a sky to use in the replacement, search flickr.com for an image to use under Creative Commons Licensing." This is my first experience messing with layers and blending options. Yeah, this isn't my cup of tea. The foreground is from a snapshot I took today. The sky is a cloud photo I took a few years ago. Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood2017 #dogwoodweek17 #dogwood52

WEEK 18: Artistic - Purple "Your inspiration this week is purple. Purple is the color of royalty, magic, and mystery." Since my wife's favorite color is purple, we didn't have any problems finding purple things in the house.

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WEEK 18: Artistic - Purple "Your inspiration this week is purple. Purple is the color of royalty, magic, and mystery." Since my wife's favorite color is purple, we didn't have any problems finding purple things in the house. Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek18 #dogwood2017

WEEK 17: Technical - Loop Lighting "Loop lighting is one of the most used portrait lighting techniques. Shoot a portrait using loop lighting. If you don't have an off camera flash setup, get creative with how you light your subject." The "loop" refers to the shadow cast by the nose due to the placement of the main light source. Flat, asian noses make this difficult. :) I chose this one out of the series since it shows the best example of that loop shadow. The  rest are better examples of "butterfly" lighting and "Rembrandt" lighting (mainly because of my kids' inability to sit still for more than 0.5 seconds). Photo by Mike Soliman

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WEEK 17: Technical - Loop Lighting "Loop lighting is one of the most used portrait lighting techniques. Shoot a portrait using loop lighting. If you don't have an off camera flash setup, get creative with how you light your subject." The "loop" refers to the shadow cast by the nose due to the placement of the main light source. Flat, asian noses make this difficult. :) I chose this one out of the series since it shows the best example of that loop shadow. The rest are better examples of "butterfly" lighting and "Rembrandt" lighting (mainly because of my kids' inability to sit still for more than 0.5 seconds). Photo by Mike Soliman #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek17 #dogwood2017

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WEEK 16: Story - Leading Lines "Leading Lines are a very important compositional element that every photographer needs to master. Use leading lines to tell a story. No train tracks." I was on a family vacation this week. I don't know why I'm still surprised how busy you can be on a vacation and how ironic it is to not take that many photos during the vacation. Also, I guess this is cheating a little since it contains tracks. Ah well.

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WEEK 16: Story - Leading Lines "Leading Lines are a very important compositional element that every photographer needs to master. Use leading lines to tell a story. No train tracks." I was on a family vacation this week. I don't know why I'm still surprised how busy you can be on a vacation and how ironic it is to not take that many photos during the vacation. Also, I guess this is cheating a little since it contains tracks. Ah well. #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek16 #dogwood2017

My uncle kept the organ that was in my grandparents' house. I began my piano journey on this.
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My uncle kept the organ that was in my grandparents' house. I began my piano journey on this.

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