Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Focus On A New Subject

The latest lesson on Kat's class Find Your Eye Journey of Recognition was to find something new to photograph.

At first I wasn't sure what to do but then I remembered about a silver tea set which we inherited from Dan's mum and dad.  
I really love it and once I had cleaned it up (boy did it need some silver cleaner) it looked really good.  
Well what I mean to say is the teapot looked good - I'm not so sure about the pictures!!!

I have to say I enjoyed trying to find different ways to shoot it - but my main bugbear was trying to eliminate reflections.  I always knew I was going to get them but I was trying to find ways to lessen them. 
 After a while I decided the best thing to do would be to take advantage of them.  
So I tried to place the tea set in such a way as to get the best reflective pictures.
 But you will have to excuse the fact that I am in ALL of the pictures lol.

 I also tried to use the lovely ornate handles as I felt they added another dimension to the pictures.

I don't know if I managed to shoot 100 images but it can't have been much less than that - there were a lot of duff shots that I didn't like.  I did finally reach the stage where I didn't know what else to do with them and I did find it quite limiting which I don't usually find when taking pictures of something I know. 
I did enjoy doing this new subject but I definately need more practice and experience with it.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Exploring Rules

I have signed up for the 2nd part of Kat's Find Your Eye Journey of Recognition.  And the next lesson is
 Exploring Rules and breaking them.

I have to say though that I don't really follow rules as such. I go out with my camera and if I like something I take a picture. But looking at it logically I must follow rules in my head without thinking about it (I hope you know what I mean).

I was out on a walk the other day and it was a bright sunny day - for a change lol. I loved the way the sun was shining - but I know that you shouldn't really shoot into the sun but the picture below I really like and the main reason I like it is because of the direct sunlight.

 Anyway do they not say that rules are made to be broken - or am I just a photographic rebel lol.