During November I’m participating in the WordPress Blogging Uni photography course. For me it’s all about learning how to get the best from my camera.
On this page you’ll find my response to the assignments. Some of them are on Flickr, too. And Instagram … and Twitter
This is a historic photo but one that represents a triumph I waited a long time to achieve. You can read about it in my post Snow Days.
Today, you and your camera are seeing double
I took this at Midway Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand
Today is all about straight edges, and tweaking your image to ensure your lines are perfectly positioned.
This photo was taken backstage in a recently restored theatre
Show us something (or someone) you cherish, and get up close.
It’s a big world out there! Show us what you see in a landscape.
Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.
I experimented with this image in iPhoto. This antique effect enhances the structure of the trees, which were planted in order to create the image of spokes when looking up.
Assignment 11: A pop of colour
Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.
Weekend two: Play with light
We’ve practiced shooting outside, getting different kinds of shots, and experimenting with light. This weekend, let’s build on these skills.
There are more photos like this in Summer comes early in Gisborne
Assignment: The Natural World
Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.
When I first linked this photo int the Commons, Josh checked it over for me. He told me the focus was slightly off. I went back to check and had to agree. Since then I’ve learned a bit more about the editing options that are available in iPhoto. I think I’ve managed to improve it.
I incorporated the photo into a post about my experiences with my camera: In which I realise driving and photography have a lot in common
Assignment seven: Landmark:
“Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.”
On 15th October 1769 Captain Cook sailed across Hawke Bay and recorded “Bluff Head” in his log.
Assignment six: Connect
“In today’s world, we’re more connected than ever. How will you capture our theme, connect, through your lens”
Craft Group tells a story about connection.
Assignment three: Water
For day three, we want to see your interpretation of water — how might your image reveal more about you?
I played around lot, trying to capture water. It wasn’t easy.
Assignment two: Street Scene
Today, capture an establishing shot of a street scene in your neighborhood — or someplace new
This photo was taken with my iPhone4S. There are more in the post Bangkok Street Scenes
Assignment One: Home
To kick off this course, let’s introduce ourselves, share an image that means home, and get to know our cameras.
Check out other photos here
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