Last month I told you about my friends Greta and Alison and their year-long photography project called Through The Lens Thursday. You don’t need a blog to join in, just join our Flickr group and post each week! It’s great for practicing photography in a low pressure, fun way.
This past month I tried to think about composition when I shot, but also I tried to get a better feel for making things sharp or more blurred.
Here is what I got…
I am not sure what is more fun each week: thinking about what I could possibly use for each shot–I don’t want to be the same as everyone else–or learning how my camera works and how to get the shot that is my mind to actually work.
My biggest challenge is seeing in my head exactly what would make a cool shot and then getting my camera to do that. For example sometimes I think it would be cool to have something in super sharp focus, and the rest all blurry, but if that thing I want to be super duper sharp is also super duper small, I can’t get my camera to even take the shot. I get to close and it won’t focus on what I want it to. Sometimes I can’t even get the button to push because my camera is all “dude. that won’t work.”
Then I swear.
But not in front of my kids. Honest.
Anyway, next week’s prompt is “hot”–show of hands of how many of you I will make gag by taking a picture of Cortney.
I guess you’ll just have to wait and see what I do!
If you want a look back, here is what I took last month: