I’ve been having so much fun following along with my friends in the October Photography Challenge! I love posting new photos to Flickr and getting helpful comments on them. I’ve been reading lots of tutorials online and seeking inspiration in lots of different places – I really feel like I’m improving! What do you think?
October 1: Self Portrait
I propped my camera on the other side of the bed and used the timer, then ran back and forth taking photos and readjusting. I like the idea of this photo and would like to take a better version to use as my profile picture!
October 2: What I Wore
Again I used the self-time and propped the camera on my bed. Try as I might, I wasn’t able to get a head-to-toe shot, so I decided to stitch together a few shots in Photoshop. The end result was so close to perfect that I thought it looked kinda weird (look at the hands on the left), so I added the second column in reverse order + a silly face surprise!
October 3: Clouds
It rained in LA one day last week which resulted in a beautiful sunset. I ran in the door after work, grabbed my camera, and dragged Marcus out to the beach. We took turns with the camera and took over 100 photos in about 30 minutes. This is another “straight-out-of-the-camera” (SOOC) shot.
October 4: Something Green
I thought that most people would photograph plants on this day, so I decided to take it in a different direction. I didn’t realize at the time that the day 7 prompt is “Fruit”!
October 5: From a high angle
I’m definitely still working on pet photography (how do you get them to stay still?) but I managed to snap this cute shot of Scout. Doesn’t she remind you of Puss in Boots?
October 6: From a low angle
On this day I started experimenting with in-camera styles and exposure compensation after reading tutorials online. Even though this shot came out a little over-exposed and over-saturated, I like the final look.
October 7: Fruit
Scout was giving me a funny look as I ran back and forth to get this shot – I really wanted to capture the water droplets on the pear’s skin to add a bit of texture and interest, so I had to keep re-wetting my pear in the sink! I like the background created by our fence outside the window.
This prompt was a little more difficult than the others. My bad habit is most definitely being a slob and leaving my house messy all the time, but I didn’t think that would make for a very pretty photo. So I decided to photograph candy instead, because eating it by the bucket-full is definitely a bad habit of mine.
Throughout the challenge, I have learned so much from some awesome tutorials online. Would you be interested if I blogged about them? Most are geared toward DSLR users but I have a few great resources for point-and-shoot users as well.
Have you tried your hand at photography?