Through The Lens {April}

At the beginning of the year I decided to join 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 month we had the prompts of Self, Books, Together, and Water.

These are my shots all taken with my fixed 50mm lens:

Self 1/400, f/4.5, ISO 100

1/400, f/4.5, ISO 100

Books 1/150, f/1.8, ISO 100

1/150, f/1.8, ISO 100

Together 1/80, f/2.2, ISO 100

1/80, f/2.2, ISO 100

Water 1/600, f/1.8, ISO 100

1/600, f/1.8, ISO 100

I was going to play with ISO this week, and I did, but the shots I ended liking best were all using 100 because I had such great natural light…yay! It’s about time!

Anyway, what do you think? Which is your favorite shot?

Need practice and want some weekly prompts? Come join us over on Flickr!


Don’t forget about my book drive for my classroom library!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I love the flowers all together and the water! My fav! Great shots.

    • thank you! The flowers we call our “Easter Garden” and the water is what is left of the snow in the field next to our lot. Charlie keeps pointing at it from the yard yelling, “EW! BUCKY WAT-TAH!” 🙂

  2. What’d you think of 11/22/63? I, personally, loved it.

  3. My favorite is the shot of you. Beautiful you.

    All of them make me want to get a real camera. Sigh….

  4. Natural light is the best, lower ISO always makes for a sharper shot!

    I think your photos are awesome.

  5. I am partial to flowers, being a gardener who cannot wait to get back in the dirt, but your selfie – Wow!
    I love how you framed it and your eye in the shot. that it’s so natural. really great.


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