Tuesday, 20 July 2010

How do you take yours?

Photos, that is... I'm still figuring out how I take mine!

I've decided that I prefer quiet and calm rather than setting the mood with music (and I don't really feel the need to psyche myself up with music beforehand). But that doesn't mean that I can't take photos I'm happy with in noisy, chaotic conditions, either.

I don't necessarily have favourite locations - I'll take photos anywhere! - but I suppose I do like to take shots indoors, in my living room, as long as I have good light. Certainly if I have a project or item I want to blog about, I'll bring it into the living room to photograph it.

Subject-wise, I find myself taking more photos of 'things' than 'people', though that doesn't mean I avoid taking photos of people. In fact, I want to experiment more with photographing The Children, and hope to do so over the summer.

Some of my favourite photos I like because I feel that they look good - pleasing to the eye - in an artistic way (though I find it hard to say that because it sounds so pretentious!!) Some of them are favourites because of the story they tell, even if I'm the only one who knows what that story is...

My favourite type of shot to take, though, is much easier to identify. I love taking close-ups with blurred backgrounds :-) Here are some I took this morning:




This one's my favourite:

15 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh what a beautiful bouquet, hope the husband bought those!!!
thanx for ur congrats, im so excited, cant wait to find out what my prize is they're all so g8.
Jo xxxx

Deb said...

The flower shots are beautiful, Mel. The last one is my favorite too.

I find that I take photos of things rather than people as well. People are so fussy sometimes: "No...don't take my picture..." and all that. And when I do take photos of people I take a LOT of shots - one after another - because somewhere in that bunch there's bound to be one that is a really good expression. :o)

Cheryl said...

Those flowers are gorfeous. I think I take photographs of objects more myself as well they don't talk back lol x

Giselle said...

Lovely photos, so crisp & clear. Were the flowers a present? :)

Rhona said...

I love the flower shots and think the last two are my favourites.
I am very much a people photographer and I like to take close ups though I have also been taking flower photos recently - probably because none of my children like me taking their photos all the time ;)

Cheri said...

I find inanimate objects to be much more willing subjects of my photography experiments. Have to say I love that last shot - how you filled the frame with color - gorgeous!

humel said...

Thanks everyone :-) The flowers were indeed a present, Giselle - but no, not from The Doctor, Jo! ;-)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm with you on the music front...don't need it!! My inspiration is much more visual!!

Your close ups are fab & the raspberries in the last post were perfectly captured!

Anesha said...

Love your photos, love the last one as well (super angle and lighting. Have a great evening. Anesha :)

sharyncarlson said...

Love the photos, Mel! I am always a fan of close up shots with a blurred background :)

Abi said...

These are beautiful flowers and a beautiful picture! xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Mel,
These are gorgeous shots! It's so fun to see everyone improving their photography. I feel like I post often about my photography journey, so probably won't do a new post about it, but I did respond in the class forum with a variety of links to my blog musings on the topic.
rinda

Amanda said...

I seem to photograph my cats more than anything. I don't really get out much anymore. Not sure I ever did.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I like inanimate objects because they sort of stay still, though last year's xmas photo experiment proves me wrong there. I like scenery and people against a backdrop of scenery

Karen said...

Beautiful photos. I'd never given this idea much thought but I have always recognized that taking portraits or photos of groups is not my forte. I tend to take them too quickly so that folks won't get impatient and I don't always get good results. Recently did one of our book group on a timer and it came out great, but it was luck as much as anything!