Saturday, 11 December 2010

Taking better photos

I'm really enjoying the "Picture the Holidays" photography class in taking at Big Picture. It's a great way to be creative around the kids, as they are frequently the subject of my photos anyway and they quite like to help Mummy with her homework. I have a Fuji Finepix point and shoot, and I'm really happy with it. I'm sure I can get it to work even better though if I learn what all the buttons do!

I've just found a new photography blog called my3boybarians which looks great and it has a fab section called "31 days to a Better Photo". Maybe this could be my New Year's resolution?
Here are some more pictures from "Picture the Holidays"...
Dec 6th - It's the small things, finding little details. I noticed this echinacea in our garden made a star shape on the top. This is one of my favourite photos I've taken and I haven't fiddled about with the colours or focus afterwards. I think it shows my composition and technique is improving.
Dec 7th - Self portrait. I did change the colours and focus on Picnik for this one.
Dec 8th - Reflections. I found this the hardest challenge so far, as all I was getting was pictures of me holding my camera!
Dec 9th - Looking for a sign. Finding words as a sign to point your way in the holidays...

We're putting up our tree today, so I'm looking forward to playing with some bokeh photos later.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful photographs. Well done on the reflection one :)