May Half and Half

April 29th, 2021
Will you be joining the May Half and Half challenge?

If you follow the Half and Half Project on Instagram you will know they describe this type of photography as 'Parallel lines meet together in our minds'. It is a quirky way of explaining how to capture two separate scenes in the one photo.

Take a moment to pop over to their page so you can gain an understanding of what May Half and Half is all about.

https://www.instagram.com/half_and_half_project/

Many 365ers have been participating in this challenge for the past three or four years. It is a lot of fun and you can join for the whole month, a week or even a day. Some people like to follow a set theme each week and others like to mix it up and capture a different subject each day.

The challenge is quite simple, you just need to change the way you look at subjects/objects when you photograph them. Here are a few tips to help you:

1. Capture a photo that appears to be of two halves. For example a solid wall in one half of the photo and a door in the other or a tree trunk in one half of the image and the surrounding landscape in the other half. You are capturing what appears to be two separate scenes in the one photo, you are not taking two photos and combing them into one.

2. If you take your photo in a square format or plan to crop it square your images will appear symmetric and look very nice.

3. You can capture horizontal or diagonal lines. How you approach the theme is entirely up to you.

4. Tag your photos Mayhalf21

5. Have fun. Once you train your mind to look at potential images in this way you will see them everywhere.

I look forward to seeing your creativity shine throughout the month May and thanks for joining the challenge.
April 29th, 2021
Whoa! I love this idea. I am not sure if I am able to take it all the way, but I really love the idea and I want to give it a try. Even if not the entire month.
I will add this to the weekly sh*t list.
April 29th, 2021
Could you please post some sample photos as well? or a link to some collection? If possible not from Instagram, for those who don;t have an account.
April 29th, 2021
Yay 😊
April 29th, 2021
oh I love this month's theme @monikozi moni look in tags half and half https://365project.org/tags/half%20and%20half
April 29th, 2021
Good point, @30pics4jackiesdiamond Thanks !
April 29th, 2021
Happy to join again 👍
April 29th, 2021
@monikozi if you do a search on the tag Mayhalf20 you will find them.
April 29th, 2021
@momamo - yay!
April 29th, 2021
Count me in again.
April 29th, 2021
I'm going to do several different challenges in May - always love this one, so I'm in for some May days!
April 29th, 2021
Thanks Nicole. I don't think that I have completed a full month of half and half before. Maybe this is the year
April 29th, 2021
I remember doing this before and it was fun. I will try to do a few during May.
April 29th, 2021
I’ve loved doing this for the past two years. Look forward to doing it again. It’s like you said...after a few you start seeing them everywhere.
April 29th, 2021
April 29th, 2021
I'll try this again, maybe not every day, but a few at least.
April 29th, 2021
@genealogygenie Wow! You've got some terrific shots!
April 29th, 2021
I will try my best to take part again Nicole!
April 29th, 2021
This looks so cool. @genealogygenie thanks for sharing yours as an example.

Do the photos have to be taken in May or can they be edits of old shots?
April 29th, 2021
@clearday Thanks and you're welcome. As to photos, your project so your choice.
April 29th, 2021
@genealogygenie Cool. I'll give it a bash
April 29th, 2021
Might give this a bit of a whirl!
April 29th, 2021
I will try this again this year.
April 30th, 2021
I’m so glad you are doing this again! Yay!
May 2nd, 2021
I will try and stick to it for the whole month. Thanks for doing this again!
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