Becoming a Better Photographer
I felt as if I used the lighting in the garage to my advantage in the shadow photo in the PhotoBlitz challenge. I created a scene where the lighting as just enough so you could make out the shadow, but not so bright that no shadow could be seen at all. I also felt as if I put to objects that typically wouldn’t go together to make a unique shadow. The objects were actually myself and a hanging picture from across the garage and I covered up a few holes in the picture to make it look like a pumpkin-person.
This picture was actually a spur of the moment shot. My mom, sister and I were in the car driving to Maryland tonight, and the sun was setting, and I decided to take a picture of it. The first picture didn’t come out so hot, but then as we kept driving I found myself at an angle where the light was aimed just right in the camera and I could get the picture to actually look like a sunset and not just a yellow blob. I found as if the picture turned out more amazing then I was planning for, and the light helped the outcome a lot.
Another photo I took in the PhotoBlitz challenge was one of someone else’s hand or paw. Well I did not upload this and put it in the blog for that assignment, but I did take this picture in a different way than I would have before I read the excerpt on How to Be a Better Photographer. Since there was more than one person in the room when I was completing this challenge, I decided to take a picture of everyone’s hand. I ended up taking the picture from the ground up and having each of them place their hands in a different way so the picture had a little character, more than just flat hands. I liked this one, but I definitely don’t think it was one of my best. And this is an aspect of photography I would like to work on more as the semester goes on.