Photo 101 has been a fun and good outlet for creativity this last month. Here is my wrap up post with some of my favourite images.
Double image … my favourite shot of my pup Sky against the sunset and then I mirrored it so it likes like double the ‘Sky’ against the sunset of the sky….!
Had a challenge coming up with something for this assignment. Nothing has really jumped out at me for edges. Here’s the result of casual play – at the bottom are a few other experiments…
Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.
Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image, if needed, so that your edge is perfectly straight.
As for as my other experiments with edge:
Incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.
Today’s Tip: We’ve practiced shooting at different angles and from unique POVs. How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?
- Look through.
- Look between.
- Find an unconventional surface.
- Experiment with your flash both on and off.
My treasured pups
are the treasures of choice
for the assignment today
What’s your treasure? Perhaps you found a coat at the thrift store like the one your grandfather wore, or took a once-in-a-lifetime trip through the Himalaya. Maybe you treasure your children, or your cat, or a quiet space in the woods. Show us an image that represents a treasure to you.
Tip: Get close to your subject — either use the zoom function in your camera, if it has one, or physically move closer to it.
Today, snap a picture of a landscape. Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole, …— rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star.
I decided to use a panoramic shot for my landscape and then crop it down to be the actual desired image. See the cropped image below.
Tip: Ready to do some basic image editing? After your shooting session, sift through your landscapes and find one that needs cropping. (You can look back to previous shots from the course, too.) Look out for:
Stray objects in the background, near the frame’s edges and corners.
People around the perimeter of the frame that might have “photo-bombed” your picture.
A foreground or background that is too prominent or “heavy.”
A composition that is too-centered, with your subject right in the middle, that might benefit from cropping along two sides (in other words, cropping to the Rule of Thirds).