When I started my blog a couple of months ago, my first post was about what I wanted this blog to be about and how I’d just started a photography course. I thought I’d now share some of what I’ve learnt as I have now done several units.
So far I have learnt what different photography terms mean and how to use them, and although I am still trying to put this to use in practice, it certainly makes you think about how to incorporate them into your photos.
For example, depth of field means to take a photo where the subject and the background are all kept in focus
and a slower shutter speed allowing motion to be captured within the picture (sorry this one’s not great, I’m still practicing)
I think my favourite unit so far though has got to be the one explaining composition, and how placing the subject in the photo in a certain way can tell a story or guide a viewer through the image. Also how to make use of horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines to create a particular feeling. Vertical for enhancing feeling of height
I think I’ve always known most of this in my head, of how placing the subject in the frame in different ways can create various moods, and how making details stand out in different parts of an image can also draw the viewers eye in one way or another, but I am finding the course really helpful in just putting into words and better explaining to me how to make my photos stand out by thinking about what I’m trying to convey to the audience.
I’ll post my progress and learning as I continue through the course, and hopefully my photos will gradually improve as I go.
This photo really reminds me of an oil painting and I love the way it looks as though the sun has left a blazing trail across the sky
This makes me think of those typical landscape pictures that you get on souvenir postcards. Only problem with mine is that it’s slightly wonky! I still like it, although maybe I’ll have another go when I next go down and see if I can do better.
I really like the glassy look and definition if the beads in this photo. You can also see my picture of another set of prayer beads here which I like just as much
I really like the different colours, and the way they work together in this picture