A red phone box is seen as one of the iconic images of London, and I came across this one on my travels recently around Central London. This one is still in full working order and although most people these days have mobile phones it’s still really nice to see these around (even if it is mostly for tourists I think) as there is a lot of history and culture entrenched in these.
2013 has been an exciting year for me with regards to photography; I finally managed to get myself a DSLR and was able to take some great photos with it at some amazing places. I have also been learning more about photography through a course as well as through all of you bloggers out there. Some of you have left helpful tips, while others have left kind and encouraging words, but I think most of all I feel that having seen photos that you have taken and published on your blogs you have really set the bar high, with beautiful, amazing shots of the world around you. I thank you all for your support on my blog and for helping me see the world in a different perspective.
I hope you all have a happy and successful 2014 and I leave you with some of my favourite photos from this year.
I love this photo of my baby niece’s hand against her mum’s and the contrast of the pretty bangles they both wore to a wedding recently. More colours and details of the bangles my niece is wearing can be found here
I really like how the tree looks against the dramatic pink and grey sky. This was taken on my phone and I was pleased with the colours that came out
So, I thought I’d have a go at the weekly photo challenge on WordPress this week. This is a photo I took when walking around London, and I thought it was a cheeky alteration to the ‘stop’ sign, so took a quick snap
I also found this Banky picture on my wonderings which is also very apt, and I love Banksy artwork, so I had to include it
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 picture was taken at a park where I live, I really like the striking white of the boats against the green and blue of nature