Saturday, April 15, 2006

Photo tip

I've never posted anything like this, and I'd appreciate your thoughts if you'd like some more postings every once in a while along this line or not....

I am not a profesional photographer, but I have a joy for photography. For all those photo lovers, I though I'd share with you one of my favorite 'keys'. It is very simple. So simple it sounds...simple! It doesn't depend on the camera (though digital helps!) but it does take flexibility -- I've ended up in some pretty akward positions while trying to take some pictures. I am so glad my family doesn't have a camera to take pictures of me taking pictures!

Photo tip: Try different angles!

I love taking something normal, and capturing it from un-usual/unseen angles. It brings a whole new aspect to photographs! (For example, check out my tire tracks).

Here is my experiment with tulips...

The Tulip Bed
First of all, this is the tulip bed I had to work with;
up against our house, sandwiched between our house and the sidewalk.
But the following are close ups that I was able to get:

Peering Inside

Looking Up!

In the Breeze

Which is your favorite?!


The Mom said...

They all look so nice! You have a very awesome talent considering you don't call yourself "professional."

It's hard to decide which one I like best. But if I had to pick a favorite... it would probably be.... hmmmm.... (hard decision!!) "In the breeze." That one looks so summerish and warm, thus making it more appealing to me.

All the pics on your blog are so creative. It's amazing that just a different angle on the camera can change the picture SO much. That's a neat tip. I'll have to remember that.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is "Peering inside"
Thanks for the tip. Another one of your good ideas. Keep up the good work. Love you BIGGER

Brittney said...

Thanks for the helpful post! I enjoy photography as a hobby too, and I'll remember those tips! Your pictures always look so professional.

It was hard to decide which tulip picture was my favorite, but I narrowed it down to two... "Peering Inside" and "In the breeze".

Thanks, Bethany!

Anonymous said...

peering inside the bed from below while the breeze is a blowin

Anonymous said...

Professional in my mind mostly means that you just get paid to do what you do. ;-) heehee. My favorite is "In the breeze"!

Anonymous said...

On second thought...I really like "peering inside", too. ;-)

Unknown said...

I'd say that 'Looking Up' is one of my favorites! I did have a quick question, though... What type of camera do you have? In your 'self-portrait' from January, I saw that it was a DSLR, but I just wondered what model and type...


P.S. I like the abstract side of your photography! (your water-glass, tire-tracks, and the cracked soil -- actually, it's all great! I love the flowers too!) My sister always thought I was very strange going around and taking pictures of the ground, of rusty machinery, and doorknobs, etc... :-) I was glad to see that I'm not the only one! (I know what you mean about getting in awkward positions!!!) :-) Thank you again!!!

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5

Bethany said...

Hey ya'll! Thanks for the comments! It is always fun to hear what you are thinking and what attracts your eye as being the favorite! Personally, In the Breeze is my favorite. :)

Ryan -- my camera is a Nikon D70. (And yes, a DSLR) I have greatly enjoyed using it. It has auto settings that are so nice for getting started and scratching the surface, but it also has all the intricate, detailed settings as well. (Which I am still learning how to use because they are so intricate and detailed!)

Everyone's comments makes blogging so much fun! Thank you! Blessings to ya'll!

Anonymous said...

Oh---how do you choose?!?! They are all so pretty!!! I think though that that'peering in' is my favorite! It is so vibrant, rich, and just pulls you in, almost enough to smell the rich fragrance! Just like knowing you, Bethany!=) They are all fabulous, you are so creative! Seeing the beautiful pictures you capture, almost make me want to take up photography(grin)!

Thank you again for all the unique pictures, and challenging thoughts, quotes, etc. you share through your blog!

Here's a big thumbs up to keep up the good work!!

You and your blog are such a blessing!

Love ya sis!

Anonymous said...

hey,those pictures are sooo awsome! since i enjoy flowers, it's not surprising that i enjoy pictures of them!