Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:32 AM
I like to photograph anything to do with nature, flowers, skylines especially when we get some really nice looking sky's and I also love to photograph animals and insects. I also have children and I enjoy taking photographs of them in different places to get the different backgrounds so that I can have them printed and placed in phto frames around my home. Gives them a really natural look I feel rather than having them taken at a professional place with just a back drop.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:47 PM
I have some friends that take photos like that, where it looks like there's a backdrop right behind the subject but they're actually outside somewhere.
The big thing that I would like to change about photos like that would be to make them look more natural and less posed. I feel like the natural smile and natural laugh are so much more beautiful than some of the posed postures I've seen.
Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:38 PM
I love photos of skies with a cityscape or landscape in the background, where the skies are either bright or very dark. A lot of those pictures are fantastic when they're enhanced to look more dramatic.
If we could get some of those, but maybe with a portrait or group shot in focus in the foreground, and a slightly blurred background, one of those would be excellent for our new header that shows for guests.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:30 AM
When doing photography there are a number of things I like to capture.
When I take pictures of people I try taking snaps without them knowing about the camera or when their focus is not on the camera as it makes me able to capture the feelings of the moment and whenever the person who is in the photo looks back at the photo they always remember exactly what happened back then. It is in my opinion a excellent way to preserve memories.
When taking photos of clouds I try to utilize the effect of sun rays as much as I can with landscape forming the baseline of the photo giving it a other worldly effect.
When I take photos of natural scenery I try to do it in early morning because at that time the colors are at their best and the moistness of atmosphere along with lesser sunlight adds up to create a fresh feel in the photo.
When it comes to taking photos of architecture I try to take the photo with some moving or still people forming the baseline and the architecture stealing the focus from behind appearing like a colossal overlooking the people.
When I try to take photo of a small artifact I usually do it with a blurred background enhancing the focus on the prime object.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:30 PM
I love some photos where people are naturally showing their emotion, but it's so rare to get good photos like that! The best examples I've seen are from photographers at weddings when they show their non-posed photos and everyone looks fantastic. I've never seen an amateur photographer be able to pull that off, but it would we great to see someone who could do that.
Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:26 AM
Fortunately I have taken some photos like the ones you have mentioned. I will soon be making a gallery of my photography and sharing it here with all of you.
The photos that I have came on various occasions but the most prominent ones came during the sports carnival at my college where accidentally I broke my finger and I was thus unable to play a lot of sports so I decided to capture entire 3 day carnival through my lens and results were to be honestly beyond my expectations.
The reason for that I think is because sports is one thing where a person gives his total concentration on what he is doing and is totally unaware of what's going on around him. And at that time I had a camera in my hand good enough to take snaps at a fast shutter speed.
The other such photos that I took came during my brother's wedding and at times when we went traveling.
I have a very rude habit of not telling when my camera is on and that enables me often to capture emotions though not having a high quality camera often hinders the quality but I think I am slowly learning this art. A surprise came to me during this sports carnival where I was using max zoom to take a snap of my crush and when I later saw the photo on my PC I was shocked to see that she was staring deadpan into the camera from a distance of about 80 feet while doing her work. That was a moment that really made me chuckle. .