Sunday, 3 November 2013

Photography 101 - so much to learn!

My fabulous (serious) amateur blog buddies explore light, speed, aperture, and other settings.

They take amazing trips out into nature with the pros, visiting parks, and remote locations. Then, they play with photography, embedding their photos with qualities of light, texture, speed settings (think hummingbirds!), and composition (e.g., the Rule of Thirds, Depth of Field), that continue to amaze me.

Sometimes, you just bend the rules and take a fun photo quickly, before your subject moves!
Daisy is a hoot!

Many have become adept with macro lenses, which makes me realize the beauty under my very nose. Unfortunately, my graduated lenses make this tough, but sometimes it works out! Water is a fun element to photograph.

Icicles are tricky.

Although, in S.E. Ontario, it will soon be like this:
snow is on its way!

droplets on pond

Twinkling sunlight

I must say goodbye, or farewell, to the little caterpillars that grace our forest. These photos were from Oct. 21st.

Shark Tank is a subpage forum of Lightstalking where you can submit photos for constructive criticism. I don't really need this, but it is an interesting resource for those who are serious.
I've been making some Thank You cards, as well as calendars, for family and friends. You require high-resolution photos of your own. It has been fun!
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 I enjoy the fuzzy captures of someone's smart phone, as much as the quality photos of my serious amateur photography friends, as well as my friends who are professionals.
There are memes, where you can view beautiful macros, too.

Shine the Divine
"I Heart Macro


Anonymous said...

I ove experimenting with different camera settings. I have different cameras that work better than others for the various ones. Macro is lots of fun and unveils some wonderful surprises.

Laura said...

Wonderful series… there is so much to notice when we slow down and really look! Thank you for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

And I really do hope you will participate in this year's 5th Annual Gratitude (word) Quilt. Instructions and a link that explains the origins of this project can be found at the top of my blog.

Anonymous said...

Such a cutie your caterpillar! :)

Carol L McKenna said...

Love the macro shot ~ a catepillar blooming??? ~ divine ~ xx

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Oh, the caterpillars are so cute! Thank you for visiting!

Mama Zen said...

These are really lovely!

Olga said...

Aw, great pictures. I would need the remedial course.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your photos are wonderful illustrations of life in Cottage Country (and learning about that is the reason we come to visit!)....I too have been thinking of making notecards or a calendar from some of my best (very amateur) efforts.

Red said...

...and some of us with our 100 dollar contraptions, are happy just to get some with all it's warts!!!

Ontario Wanderer said...

My favourite is the sparkling water. Love that. One learns by doing so carry on!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Judy said...

I love that ladybug!!!And Daisy's chair!!

Katrin Klink said...

I have never seen such a cute caterpillar before ... great shots!

Hannah said...

What a fascinating photo of the appendages of the ladybug. I like the beauty in a drop of water, and the cute fuzzy caterpillar too. Great shots! I'm always looking for ways to improve my photography too. Sometimes it's just a lucky shot.

Kay said...

Wow! These are really amazing photos!!! Impressive!