07 April 2012

Where Have I Been?

I apologize for not blogging lately.  I'm in the depths of a on-line photography class called Composition & Creativity.   It's been pushing me out of my photography comfort zone and occupying my mind most of the time.   I'm two weeks in to the class, have a break this week, and then two more weeks go to.

We are given an assignment at the beginning of the week and are required to shoot every day and post our images daily.  The 30 students critique each others images throughout the week so that by Friday we know what we are doing (ha ha).  I have to say that the students (all women) are very supportive and inspiring.    We're a mixture of professional photographers, portfolio building photographers, and MWAC (moms with a camera).  There is some real talent in the group.   At the end of the week, we post an image for the instructor to critique.

As photographers, we're usually taught to 'fill the frame'.  The great photographer Robert Cappa once said "If your photos aren't good enough, you're not close enough".  So to push us way out of our comfort zone, our week 1 assignment was shoot an image in which your main subject took up no more than 25% of the frame.   This is my self portrait that I posted.

This image is so special to me because this is how Q and I start every morning.  Cuddled under the green blanket in our big, squishy chair.  I never want to forget this.

Here are a couple of my other favorites from the week:

So, that's where I've been and will continue to be for the next couple of weeks.  I'll try and post more.

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1 comment:

Melanie said...

Love it. Your photos are amazing and I feel the same way as you, I don't want to forget these precious moments. I can't wait to see more.