Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category
Another blur of nature. Doesn’t necessarily have the *pow* effect of the previous photo, but it still creates an interesting effect.
The typical phrase, that gets me going is “get on with it!” which is exactly what I’m going to do from now on. Really, what I’ve been doing is looking at photo’s, thinking should I or shouldn’t I post them; should I or shouldn’t I put them on Flickr, but caution is officially being left in the cold puddle outside, and there it should stand.
If we don’t grab life with both hands, nobody is going to do it for us. Here’s to sharing the good stuff!
That being said, did I mention that I’m in final year Fine Arts this year? That means I probably won’t be the most reliable blogger and am likely to increase stress-mode and decrease blog-at-leisure mode. Just can’t do it all at once.
But I will try. See the sidebar? that doodle challenge is something that will be carrying on for much of this year, so if you get bored looking at stagnant photo’s, try the doodles. Doodling is like my best friend and something I can do at leisure and in stress mode. It’s my happy place this year:)
Flowers are great to photograph, because they hold such joy as they reach for the sun.
I have a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Lately, I’ve been obsessing about macro and close-up photography. Although my camera is classified as a ‘point and shoot’ camera, its capabilities are fairly similar to what a DSLR can do. It’s just that little bit of detail that would make all the difference though. I gape and stare open-mouthed at macro shots in which a water droplet reflects a flower, or photos that zoom right into the picture for the tiniest detail like a fly’s wing structure, perfectly in focus. Look, my camera is pretty brilliant for detail, considering it has one lens which does practically everything (it’s not detachable), but all it lacks is… perfection.
Hmmm, okay. What did I just say there? Are photographers striving for perfection? Is this right? I don’t know, but when you see the detail and amazing photography from professionals, it does make one lust after that perfect image.
This is an example of an extreme close-up picture I took recently of a leaf. Although there is enough detail to draw the viewer in, there is some definition that is lacking.
Although maybe the softened effect works here. What do you think?
Do you think photography often strives for perfection?
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It’s official: Flame.Photo.Lens has been born and I hope to learn terabytes of information from other online photographers and people who are interested in the creative world of image-making.
We are all students in this world and no day passes by without opportunities to learn and enrich our lives. The world of the internet is the ideal platform to share ideas and opinions and, above all, learn. The aim of this blog is therefore to learn from others and to teach others what I have learnt, in terms of photography. Various topics surrounding photography will be discussed and I will even share some Adobe Photoshop tutorials, get onto some tricky questions, and endeavor to answer them.
The first Photograph:
It was my birthday, and I had just received my first digital camera from my parents and we had breakfast outside; just the three of us. The flowers were also for my birthday and who could ask for a more beautiful subject to photograph? This was taken in my extremely amateur days (I still consider myself amateur but am learning more and more each day) but I was happy with the result. It captured a beautiful memory and the joy that I felt, receiving my first camera.
Now, years later, I have a more advanced camera, more knowledge, and more memories, but the first camera will not be forgotten. It was an integral part of the journey.
It is only appropriate that this should be the first blog post.