Monday, January 28, 2013

Beyond, Beyond - Week 1

Beyond, Beyond is the new Kim Klassen class I am taking. You all know that I love Kim! This is a year long class with assignments once a week, easily done right?

Except that Kim and the teacher of the other class that I taking right now are ganging up on me this week. Both are making me photograph with intention.

The challenge from Kim this week was to set up a scene to shoot, take 10 different shots; close up, further back, change the angle, the focal point, experiment with negative space (more or less). Really "see" what I was capturing. Do not move the subject. Move my body, move the camera and move my focal point.

Deciding what to shoot was hard, I am not much of a still life shooter, only when I have a PURPOSE for it do I do it. I needed to find something interesting enough to take 50+ shots of...then I saw it. The wood cornice that I found at a flea market last year. I love all the different nooks and crannies, the layers and texture of the paint. I could do this!


I added a dried hydrangea blossom that I had found on one of my morning walks.

I used my 50mm 1.8 lens for some shots, but a lot of them were with my 60mm 2.8 Macro lens. I took 90 photos and I kept 40 of them. More than I ever expected to keep. 

I really enjoyed exploring different angles, and using my macro lens. I was surprised how fast an hour passed while I was doing my assignment.

14 comments:

  1. hi sarah...i just love hydrangeas...so beautiful! and the cornice with the pealing paint...wonderful textures! such a great collage!

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  2. You will have to revise your opinion of yourself now -- you are a great still life shooter. These are beautiful.

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  3. I love those golden tones. Beautiful!

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  4. Sarah it's great...... love the macro shots and the hydrangea really sets it off...

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  5. Nice Sarah. You like your 60mm Macro Lens, do you use it often? May be my next big inverstment.

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  6. Sarah this is really so lovely. I love the way it all comes together. I would frame this.

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  7. Wow!! Theses are fantastic! I was drawn to the shapes and textures. I would say you're a great still life photographer!

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  8. Beautiful Sarah - very inspiring!

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  9. Lovely ... all the way around lovely!

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  10. The gold of the background with the flower...fantastic coloring!

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  11. You did a beautiful job...gorgeous, subtle tones and lovely texture!

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  12. A beautiful still life arrangement and gorgeous shots! Well done!

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  13. Awesome. What's intriguing is, it makes one wonder about the rest of the photo.

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