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.