Man, I am so excited to see what you all have come up with this week. Remember the challenge? Take a picture of something you love…without the flash. Did you find success? I know I did. I had such a hard time trying to find just one thing that I love and as much as I wanted to take pictures of my family (and as easy as it would have been), I decided not to.
Taking pictures without a flash can be really tricky, I still struggle with taking my camera out of automatic and getting a good enough shot by setting up my shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Which is reason number 1823 why I love this challenge, THE PRACTICE! It’s not just for you, it’s for me, too!
I received this item from a blog reader, her name is Racheal and she’s wonderful and thoughtful. She let me know early on that she wanted to make something for me and I know she worked so hard on this item. When I received it, I instantly loved it. Not just because it’s so incredibly beautiful and has birds! But also because I know it means a lot to her, I know the love that went into it and whenever I see it, I think of love.
I look a few different pictures for two reasons (you can take as many as you want, as well.) The first reason is to show you perspective, the second is to show edited and unedited version of the photos.
First the edited:
And the unedited:
I just love the way this plate looks like five different plates. (make sure you pay attention to the perspective…HINT, HINT.)
Now, it’s your turn to share.
Just a few things: Enter your site name and the link to your post (or picture) in the fields below, link to your post goes in the URL field. (see? That’s Mr. Linky.) It will automatically list your information when you hit enter. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY LINK TO THAT SPECIFIC POST, I will delete the link if you link directly to your blog/flickr site and not the post that contains the pictures. To link to your post, just right click on your post title and copy link or click on the post title and copy the web address in your browser and then paste into the link field, here’s an example for you:
Please also make sure you are referencing the You Capture photo challenge on your site to share with your readers. The more participants, the more fun we’ll have!
One more thing, remember to visit the rest of the participants sites and see what they did, this is a great way to build traffic to your site and create a community! Don’t be shy. If you love a picture, tell them so.
Now onto next week’s challenge:
PERSPECTIVE. Take a picture from a completely different angle than what you normally would. Be creative…makes us, your audience, see a piece of something that we normally overlook when just passing something by. (see my plate up there? Different perspectives, you can do this!
Some perspective examples:
Happy Capturing! See you next Wednesday!