So the first week of my photo challenge has been fun and it’s off to a good start. Yay! I have been finding some neat things to take pictures of. I sire do love newborns and maternity though. But I’m trying not to use “work” pictures and get out there and use my camera a little more. Lately I have really been finding I just don’t bring it out as much. I need to do that more. Especially where my kids are concerned. I want to remember each and every moment of their lives as it goes so fast. They are only this little for so long.
Day 1: Rule of Thirds This theory basically states that when you are composing an image you want to have your main subject located in a properly placed spot for the best composition. Imaging if you will, a 4×6 image. You divide it into thirds with two lines horizontally and two lines vertically. That will give you nine smaller boxes of the same shape. These lines will give you four intersecting points. If you are looking for creating an image using rule of thirds you would have your subject fall on one of these intersecting points. This would make this a properly composed image. But of course, this is not a hard and fast rule. Just a basic idea and it is good for those still unsure of their style or just looking to learn different composing techniques. I personally love shooting a bit off center. This picture of Jason playing football is lined up along the left side intersecting points to follow the rule thirds.
Day 2: Something Old Seriously, I sat here ALL day trying to figure out what and how I was going to photograph something old. Finally mid-afternoon I remembered that I had a doll that used to belong to my Mom when she was younger. I love this little doll and have had it for many years now. I think my Nana must have given it to me. She kept it in her house in the room I would always sleep in. Every time I see it I remember it in that room where they used to live. It really holds such special memories for me and I love it so much because it was my Mom’s and my Nana’s. Even better, it says Steffie on it’s skirt.
Day 3: Double Exposure or Clouds Double Exposure is not something I have done before EVER so when I saw this topic come up. I thought “sure, why not? Let’s give this a try.” I found all these “easy” tutorials and let me tell you it is not easy. I tried and failed….a few times. I got one, sort of, and it looked terrible. I think my hubby may have laughed and said, “is it supposed to look like that?” LOL Needless to say, it wasn’t good. So at the end of the day I went with clouds. And of course the last couple of days here in Seattle have been sunny and not a cloud in the sky. The one day I need clouds and there are none….just my luck. So I grabbed a picture I took in Texas this summer that I had not even edited yet and just went with that one. Got to say that a Texas sunset under that huge sky is something to see.
Day 4: Self-Portrait Oh goodness…there is one thing I do not love and that is being in front of the camera. I would much rather be behind it for sure. Have you ever held a dSLR camera with a giant lens on the front? Well, it’s heavy. I mean really heavy. I tried using my iPhone for my self-portrait but it just does not give the picture quality that I like or am used to. So I busted out the big camera (while praying I wouldn’t drop it). I did have to use two hands to hold it up though. I think my favorite part about the picture is the fact that it is Autumn and you can see the leaves in my yard starting to change color. Bring on the cooler weather! Have I mentioned that when I look at pictures of myself all I see is my little (well not so little anymore) brother. I sure so miss him. Wish he lived closer. <3
So today is Friday and I think I am only going to do the photo challenge during the week and hang with the family this weekend. It’s already filling up with football games and family time. Two of my favorite things.