I’m about a third of the way through the photography challenge, and so far I am loving it. It’s been a really fun way to practice with my camera, and already I’m noticing that I’m getting quicker at finding the settings I want for particular photos. I have also discovered that I really don’t feel comfortable with landscape photography yet. I tend to gravitate towards close-ups with shallow depths of field. So I want to work on that, and I’m glad to have had some days that forced me to do that more.
Also, I have to say, knowing that I’m sending my photos to Sarah everyday, and knowing that they are going to be on here and Instagram, has really helped me step outside my comfort zone. I don’t always get the picture I want, but it’s really fun trying.
So here’s what I’ve done so far:
Day 2: Every Day
I had to take a picture of Kate playing dress-up for this one because this is something she does every single morning while I’m getting ready. Her outfits are always different, and she gets a huge kick out of playing in front of the mirror. This is definitely my favorite picture I’ve taken so far, and I think it’s going to take a lot to beat it.
Day 3: Symmetry
I texted Sarah after trying a few shots for this one telling her I was struggling with ideas, and thankfully she said the same. Turns out we had both thought about shooting apples (who knows why we both went there?), so we decided to each take a picture of an apple to compare. I’m happy with mine, but I really love Sarah’s.
Here is Sarah’s:
Day 4: Green
Like I said before – Landscapes are not my thing (yet).
Day 5: High Angle
You have to see Sarah’s for this one, too. She sent me two, and I agree with her – I can’t pick between them.
Day 6: Low Angle
Day 7: Depth
For this one, I wanted to get a landscape shot that had a really deep depth of field. I didn’t get it. I really don’t like this picture, but it’s the best I got that day. I want a re-do. I think my next challenge should be seeing what I can do over the course of a month without going below an aperture of 8, and only using my bigger lens. Maybe by November I’ll be brave enough to try that.
Ok, let’s do one more because I don’t want to end on that picture.
Day 8: Rule of Thirds
I’m seriously in love with these baby booties. And I just can’t wait to kiss the little toes that will go into these booties. Need I say more?
I’ll be back next week with more photos. In the meantime, if you have any thoughts on what I’ve done so far, I’d really love to hear them – especially if you have tips for what I can do better. I mean it! Please do tell.
Also, here’s wishing a very happy birthday to my amazing friend Sarah!