Photo 101, Day Twenty: Triumph and Contrast


Krista says: Triumph comes in all shapes and sizes:

Today’s Tip: Triumph usually denotes drama of some sort, no matter whether it’s big or small. Playing with contrast is a great way to enhance your photos for a more dramatic effect.

Drama in these two photos shows how an early

misty morning looked on yesterday.

Looks as if taken in black and white-

not at all was full color in landscape.

Wider view of foggy morning
Wider view of foggy morning
Little bit more zoomed in
Little bit more zoomed in

Triumph for me because I was early enough to take these lovely photos.

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Photo101, Day Nineteen: Double and rotation.


Cheri says:  Double can be interpreted in many ways.

Yesterday I took photos of a spider’s web with dewdrops on the threads.

The threads can also be seen as double

parallel next to each other.IMG_0762

Photo 101, Day Eighteen : Edge and alignment


Michelle says:

Today’s 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.

Original photo

oignal
oignal

Aligned

straightened
straightened
original
original
straightened
straightened

 

Photo 101, Day Seventeen: Glass, squares


Taking photos through glass gives a different way of showing objects or gives an interesting point of view of the object.

Windows!

From the inside
From the inside
From the outsde
From the outside

Photo 101, Day Sixteen : Treasure and close up


Michelle W says:

Today’s Tip: Get close to your subject — either use the zoom function in your camera, if it has one, or physically move closer to it.

This is my

TREASURE

close up!

Trompie my TREASURE
Trompie my TREASURE

I was standing below him.

Lighting isn’t that good but it still shows him watching me.

Trompie, looking at me
Trompie, looking at me

Photo 101, Day Fifteen : Landscape and cropping


I practiced some after sunset photos.

This is the photo I have taken.

The TV antenna and power pole are spoiling the photo.

Landscape before crop
Landscape before crop

I used http://www.picmonkey.com/

to crop the photo. I think it looks much better.

What do you think?

Landscape after crop
Landscape after crop

Photo 101, Day Fourteen : Scale and observation.


Michelle says:

Today’s Tip: Don’t just point and shoot. Observe your scene before pressing the shutter, considering how all the elements in the frame interact with one another. Make an object appear larger through a ground-level POV. Place two things side by side in an unexpected way.

Scale(Size) of the truck.

Tall gentleman? and truck!
Tall gentleman? and truck!

Children and tall slide!

Huge slide!
Huge slide!

Photo 101, Day Thirteen: Moment and motion


Chery says

Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s these small moments, this motion, that we love to document.

A MOMENT IN TIME I’LL NEVER FORGET!

Kiss, kiss!

Bobbie kissing my son!

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This is heaven!
This is heaven!

Photo 101, Day twelve: Architecture + monochrome


Monochrome is my favorite way of photographing.

Cheri says:

Today’s Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in the frame in dynamic ways.

ARCHITECTURE + MONOCHROME

Palm tree tops

Monochrome can be very dramatic!

Photo 101, Day eleven : A pop of color


Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

Today’s Tip: As you train your eye to look for color, keep it simple:

  • Choose one bold color against a neutral background, instead of several colors competing for attention in a scene.
  • Look for a strong color within a basic composition of uncomplicated lines — your pop of color will stand out more.
  • Continue to experiment with light and POV as you shoot color-as-subject — the color may transform as you move.
  • Don’t ignore soft, pastel shades — colors like mint and pink can make statements, too.
  • Juxtapose pastels with black and darker shades.
Blue and pastel pink
Blue and pastel pink

Soft pink brightens up the blue giving the windows and reflection a sparkle.

Yellow spots and bright orange
Yellow spots and bright orange

Orange brightens up the street and buildings

Yellow. Red spot in the blue
Yellow. Red spot in the blue

Calm and peaceful – pastel blue.

What do you think? Which color gives you the best feeling about the photo?

Your comment is appreciated!