In this lesson – Cee encouraged us to shoot in color and edit the file for b/w. I typically use Lightroom for most of my edits such as this and will use the presets as well. Here are the color and b/w versions of 4 photos
We were encouraged to upload before/after photos that have been cropped. I usually do a little cropping in almost all of my photos. Somewhere I read that one should shoot the photo with cropping in mind. Here are my examples
This week we were challenged to take photos with perspective in mind. We were to use 2 small items and one large item and change the distance of the small items in relationship to the lens/large item. The subject is some very old china that belonged to my husband’s great grandmother. I decided to use the nifty-fifty lens at f1.8 and tried to keep my body/camera in the same location with each picture. I used my light tent with a black background to decrease surrounding clutter. I think my favorite is #4. I like the staggered arrangement of the items. I learned that I love this little lens, working with a black background can be challenging, and if you have more than 1 item in the photo, try different arrangements.
This week Cee encouraged us to take multiple images of a subject changing POV, angle etc. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and we have these unusual ones that bloom in late September/early October – so I chose them as my subject. I resisted cropping any of these to improve the composition (which was hard to do) – just did basic LR edits. I also used a telephoto lens to change the focal lengths.
We were challenged to look at subjects from different perspectives including focal lengths. I chose this tree behind our house that overhangs the lake. I took several from the side of the tree – but decided that I liked the composition from the perspective I have posted below. The focal lengths are 24 mm, 53 mm and 70 mm. In the 24 mm the houses are distracting – but the 70 mm may be too close even though the reflection is nice. While the 53 mm still has some of the houses and fences in the background – I like the perspective of the tree. I’d love to hear what others think.