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  • Patrick Stoll

Photo of the Week

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

Making eye-catching photographs on a consistent basis requires regular exercise. When I started working for the EPA a few years back, I was concerned that I might not be spending enough time making photographs to retain the skills I had worked hard to develop. I decided that I needed a self-assignment. The exercise would require producing a Photo of the Week.

For more than two years I was pretty consistent about making and posting a weekly photo on Pinterest. During the process, I found that I was more aware of and focusing more intently on the world around me. I believe the exercise made me a better photographer. The photo below is one that I made of the Seattle waterfront in 2013, early in the Photo of the Week process.

Seattle Waterfront

When I started this blog, I decided to go back to the Photo of the Week concept. This time, I wanted to add a bit of a twist.

When teaching digital photography classes, I am often asked for my opinion on cameras. Though my answer is not original, I always tell people that "the best camera is the one you have with you" (in a later post I will go into this further in Tech Tips). For this reason, I decided that I will use my iPhone much of the time. And so, the first Picture of the Week I am posting under Weekly Pics today is one I made on my iPhone late last week.

Broadway Bridge and Boise River
Broadway Bridge and Boise River made with iPhone 5se on 6/7/19



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