15 Oct 2012
I know I am a day early this week, but I will be mostly unavailable tomorrow. So thought I would post it a day early. Enjoy!
This week your challenge is to show off up to three photos of a single flower.
It is springtime in the southern hemisphere of our planet and I’m seeing all my favorite flowers showing up on your blogs. That gave me inspiration for this week’s theme. In the following photos of mine I will give you a couple of tips and tricks for taking photos of single flowers. The biggest tip I can give you for taking photos of flowers is try not to put the center of the flower directly in the middle of your photo. Another good tip when using macro (close up) is try to take your photo at a slight angle to show it’s depth.
Once again I encourage you to play around and take a lot of photos and see what appeals best to you. It will help in developing your own style and photographic eye.
1. Macro with black background: This little blue anemone pops up in my backyard every spring. It is a delicate little flower that grows among my tulips. What I really like about this shot is the sun streaks that show up. Since it is so low the tulips leaves give an interesting shadows. The dark green leaves in the background I blackened out which made the flower appear more vibrant in color. I use Aperture 3 for Mac to do my post processing.
2. Macro with monochromatic background: This is the Maarn dahlia which I photographed at Swan Island. It happens to be one of my favorites. This photo has a soft bokeh (blur in the background) of other Maarn dahlias in the background. Since it is more monochromatic in color is appear softer and calmer.
3. Isolated flower with Stem: This tulip I took at Woodenshoe Tulip Farm. Especially early in the season I can find stray tulips among the walking paths. I think the dirt lends to an sense of being all alone and isolated. In fact, there are acres upon acres of tulips. But this little red one got separated.
Your photographs can be straight out of the camera or edited in Photoshop or other software. I’m excited to see everyone’s photography.
How It Works?
- Most weeks I will come up with a topic and along with a tip on how to take a better photo. Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
- Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
- Please keep your photos to only three or less per week.
- ENJOY and have FUN.
Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge post
- Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
- Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
Please check out my Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge page to see what fun we will have coming up in the future weeks.
Hope you enjoy this week challenge and have fun participating! Make it a great week.
I’m going to get my foot up now.
Hugs and blessings