Now I have a fairly decent idea of what my photography style is, it does continue to evolve, but basically I know what I like and what I don't like, as well as, my comfort zone. And that is why I took this class, to step out of my comfort zone and try some new things. I may not like all of them, but I also like the challenge of taking what I am learning and fitting it into my style, so I can continue to improve and evolve my style. I have been feeling very compelled to work on my photography lately. I think the nicer weather and being able to be outside has helped that.
Our instructor the first week of class was Maggie Holmes. Her style is bright and colorful. Definitely not something I am use to doing. I generally shoot nature and things with muted or earth tone colors. Now most of these instructors are portrait photographers who have willing kids to pose for them. I could not find any willing participants in my house so I turned to bright and colorful props. It helped that the color prompt in my Facebook Creative Group this week was turquoise.
I found this turquoise "child's" shovel at my favorite antique mall this week.
Maggie challenged us to shoot bright colors in open shade outside. So these were taken on my north facing front porch in the morning.
This was my entry for our Facebook Creative Group.
I found this Robin's egg shell when I was out by the clothesline one morning, and I found the hunk of bark when the dogs and I were on a walk earlier this week.
In the afternoon I moved to my back corner garden. Good open shade but a bit on the windy side. I was having quite the challenge with the orange flowers.
Three important lessons I took away from this first week of class. 1) I like shooting things with color.
2) I LOVE turquoise and orange together. 3) I need to hunt for MORE colorful props.
Joining Kim Klassen's new FRIDAY FINDS link up party. Such a wonderful idea to stop and really look at the things around you whether purchased or found in the yard.