This October, join me here for 31 days of photo fun! Here's a list of some of the topics that we will discuss this month:
Will I sprinkle in some information about FOREVER in my posts? Of course, as it relates to the day's topic. I'd be remiss if I didn't. But, overall, the intentions of my 31 Days of Photo Fun series is to inspire some fun & meaningful creativity for your photo desires.
So, let's get started with Day 1...Perspective in Photography.
Image 1: The Monster Sea Glove is about to attack our son!
Image 2: On no! It gobbled him up!
Image 3: Not to worry! Our son was able to fight his way out and kick the Monster Sea Glove away! Hurray!
The beach is one of my family's favorite places. We've been going for the past 25 years, which means we have a lot of family photos on the beach. Sometimes, it was easier when the children were younger and didn't mind being photographed. They didn't mind that sand dotted their bodies or that they had windblown hair. As they became teenagers and young adults, they weren't as eager to let Mom take a picture of them in the same condition. They also didn't understand my desire to capture yet another family photo on the beach. We already have so many, they seemed to grumble under their breath as they finally agreed to let me take yet ONE more picture.
Finally, one year, instead of trying to fight this resistance, I decided to change my perspective. Literally.
I stopped trying to take studio-type photos lining everyone up by height facing in the direction that gives the best lighting, and/or repositioning limbs or other props to create a picture perfect day at the beach. If anyone moved or closed their eyes, Mom (me) made everyone do it again...and again, and again. (No wonder my kids resisted my requests of pictures on the beach!)
Instead, I started snapping the camera with some perspective; photos that make things look one way when they really aren't. It is SO much fun that these are becoming our norm for beach photos!
However, I am still learning and practicing this technique. I hope to one day be as skilled in perspective in photography as the person taking the one below.
Fun, right? Adding perspective into some of our family photos seems to best reflect our family's sense of humor and playfulness. But, perspective in photography does not have to reflect fun and playfulness. It can be ANYTHING you want it to be. It can be serious or heartwarming. Don't limit what your camera can capture!
Lay down on the floor to capture the view your feet, or a small pet, may see every day. Stand on a chair or steps (with caution) to turn your camera down onto the action below. Look upward and take in what is directly above you. Look ALL around! Take a photo from a different perspective!
Thank you, again, for joining me during this 31 day series of Photo Fun! Today, challenge yourself to take a photo with a different perspective that you normally take! Let your imagination run! And, if you want, please share with us! We'd like to ooh & aah with you!
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