This week we were challenged by Patti to demonstrate different perspectives when shooting photographs. The images below are different techniques I think about when I have a camera in hand. Looking forward to seeing other perspectives on Patti’s Pilot Fish Blog. Enjoy!
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Yogi doesn’t particularly love it, but I sometimes like to get right in his face when I take his photo. I get a different perspective of what he might be thinking! Here, I think he just wants me to leave him alone. lol. His head is resting on his favorite pillow which adds texture to the image.
Flowers are some of my favorite subjects (outside of Yogi). I’m drawn to the color and softness of their petals. I generally like to shoot them from directly above and in bunches. The layering of these flowers gives a nice depth to the image. I have posted these before, but I can’t get enough of them!
I love, love reflections. So, any time I see a very still lake, blue sky and a bunch of clouds – I know there is an opportunity for something beautiful. This was taken today at Sloan’s Lake in Denver. I probably needed to crop this a bit; the colors have not been edited.
Every now and then, an interesting subject “lands” in the middle of the image. The green umbrella below caught my eye and added some beautiful color to a very rustic dwelling in the background. This sweet Laotian girl is on her way to school.
Sometimes the main subject of an image is so vast, it’s nice to include people or another object to show scale. This waterfall below is Hanakapiai Falls in Kauai, Hawaii. The hike to get here is rocky and SLICK, but oh so worth the effort!
Depth of Field can create a beautiful shot. The focus of the image below is the butterfly, with the background blurred. It looks like I’m in some exotic place, but it was actually taken from the Butterfly Pavilion in Denver.
Photography brings a ton of joy to my life! And so do these challenges!
Thank you Amy, Patti, Tina and Ann Christine – always 🙂
…..i choose this…..