Weekly photography project

Cookies & Cream

positive vibes...........
Great thread! You're all very talented...have no photos to contribute (I take tons of food pics with my Ipad), so I'll just keep admiring your work :)
 
In the Back yard



F stop: f 7.1
exposure time: 1/40
ISO: 100




F stop: f 7.1
exposure time: 1/125
ISO: 100




F stop: f 7.1
exposure time: 1/25
ISO: 100




F stop: f 7.1
exposure time: 1/13
ISO: 200




F stop: f 7.1
exposure time: 1/125
ISO: 100
 

Bajan_bedroom_bully

Totee lickin shotz
Nice pics Mrs Doodle, looks like you went outside 5 mins too late in the second pic. Have you been experimenting with the settings? Aperture, Shutter Speed?

LB you make your food look like that good just for yourself? You can probably go to restaurants and take photos of food for their websites and stuff now.

Nice Ingram, ppl say sunspots are bad but I like them.

BTW Chinks how has your flash work been going?
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
Thanks Triple B for the confidence boost :)
I'm not quite there yet in my own mind but I will keep at it.

Hopefully, I will do some baking this weekend and post my shots.
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
Didnt get around to doing any photography this weekend because I simply did not feel to.

However, I was reading Light and Composition (Light & Composition) this morning and this following quote inspired me:

"With our minds, we see each element around us uniquely, based on our previous experiences and tendencies. Our perspectives
reflect in our photography, and this relationship reflects in how and where we position ourselves with the subject."


This resonated with me because I had an earlier conversation with someone about why I did not think I could do street photography or portrait work......the really great photos involve understanding and creating a sense of intimacy with the subject even if it's just for a brief moment....exchange of energy as it were....and that is down right tiring for me. lol

However, I realized after reading the above, that to be good at capturing ANY subject real or inanimate you have to "understand" your subject which is what gives pictures a sense of soul even when its just food in a bowl.

So for this week, let's make the challenge something a bit more esoteric if possible. Let's focus on capturing what we feel is the essence of our subject....doesnt matter what the subject matter is just that we show the subject through how we perceive and relate to it and see how that turns out. Emphasizing our "intent" may result in a change in the end results for it. Hope you all are game.
 

Mrs. Campbell

Girl Crush
Didnt get around to doing any photography this weekend because I simply did not feel to.

However, I was reading Light and Composition (Light & Composition) this morning and this following quote inspired me:

"With our minds, we see each element around us uniquely, based on our previous experiences and tendencies. Our perspectives
reflect in our photography, and this relationship reflects in how and where we position ourselves with the subject."


This resonated with me because I had an earlier conversation with someone about why I did not think I could do street photography or portrait work......the really great photos involve understanding and creating a sense of intimacy with the subject even if it's just for a brief moment....exchange of energy as it were....and that is down right tiring for me. lol

However, I realized after reading the above, that to be good at capturing ANY subject real or inanimate you have to "understand" your subject which is what gives pictures a sense of soul even when its just food in a bowl.

So for this week, let's make the challenge something a bit more esoteric if possible. Let's focus on capturing what we feel is the essence of our subject....doesnt matter what the subject matter is just that we show the subject through how we perceive and relate to it and see how that turns out. Emphasizing our "intent" may result in a change in the end results for it. Hope you all are game.
Let's do it! :yes2:
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
Let's do it! :yes2:
Cool! I hope others are game too and don't think it's too abstract of a concept. I think its a good exercise in really seeing what your subject is and why you are drawn to photograph it/him/her in the first place. What about the subject speaks to you....okay I'll get off the flaky tip now :kicks
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
This is my first attempt at the project this evening.....again my biggest battle is composition....what I see in the view finder is slightly wider than what the actual picture is. I need to learn to compensate for this in the future.

Anyhow, I bought a new tripod and wanted to test drive it doing photography in low/dim light for muted warm colours, so I waited until this evening to try the below.
These are onions grown in my garden. So the idea was to bring out the earthiness I see in the onions...being under-ground, emerging from the dirt.Because of the way they were planted, the onions were an interlocking tangle of bulbs so I arranged them chaotically to reflect that. I love time of the year because all the root vegetables are coming up out of the ground so I tried a series of shots with them being on the floor in the kitchen.

100
10secs exposure on the tripod
f/5.60

 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
Merci. Earthiness is what I was trying to capture.

I took some more so I'll try to post this evening when I have some downtime.

I am going to try the above in the dark....use some of the suggestions I've seen in night photography videos and see how it comes out. Liking the dark, moody stuff the best.
 

Mrs. Campbell

Girl Crush
Shot this last week

1/500
f/4.9
18.6mm

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Bajan_bedroom_bully

Totee lickin shotz
Didnt get around to doing any photography this weekend because I simply did not feel to.

However, I was reading Light and Composition (Light & Composition) this morning and this following quote inspired me:

"With our minds, we see each element around us uniquely, based on our previous experiences and tendencies. Our perspectives
reflect in our photography, and this relationship reflects in how and where we position ourselves with the subject."


This resonated with me because I had an earlier conversation with someone about why I did not think I could do street photography or portrait work......the really great photos involve understanding and creating a sense of intimacy with the subject even if it's just for a brief moment....exchange of energy as it were....and that is down right tiring for me. lol

However, I realized after reading the above, that to be good at capturing ANY subject real or inanimate you have to "understand" your subject which is what gives pictures a sense of soul even when its just food in a bowl.

So for this week, let's make the challenge something a bit more esoteric if possible. Let's focus on capturing what we feel is the essence of our subject....doesnt matter what the subject matter is just that we show the subject through how we perceive and relate to it and see how that turns out. Emphasizing our "intent" may result in a change in the end results for it. Hope you all are game.
I'm in. Will try to take some today.
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
This video has some practical tips amongst the jokes they give through out. lol I think Chinks turned me on the Fstoppers. Love these guys.

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Mrs. Campbell

Girl Crush
Cool vid.

:kicks @the white guy "I'm asking a Chinese boy to go with me in the dark, so I can flash him"

Past couple evenings, I've been watching all sorts of photog vids. Everything from external flash to the various types of lens hoods, I watched a few last night on composition.
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
those guys are hilarious from start to finish :kicks

I built myself a softbox for shooting. used a new printer box and vellum paper to construct it.

wow what a difference! easier to control the white balance in my shots.

I've been watching videos on night shooting since I want to take lots of outdoor Christmas lights pictures this year.

think we should have a separate thread for tips and pointers? or should we just post in this thread when we come across things we think might interest others?
 
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