5.02.2015

Day 2 / Me-Made-May 2015 / playing with photography

Day 2 of Me-Made-May 2015 finds me enjoying a quiet day at home.  I am wearing the Rachel Comey Vogue 1247 top with my self-drafted straight, lined skirt.  We have a lovely meadow out front that we deliberately do not mow this time of year to let the wildflowers bloom.
This month will be a reflective, learning month for me, so this morning I focused on my photography skills.  I am self-taught and still learning about photography.  I use a Canon Rebel T3 camera on a tripod for my self-timed shots.  My camera does not have a wireless remote capability.  The self-timed shots are programmed to shoot 10 frames at a time.  In all, this morning, I took 10 sets of shots and spent around 30 minutes outside.

I began with the camera aimed too high and 'posing' for the camera.  A little too much shade too.  These were taken around 10:00 a.m. in the morning.
Moved to the sun.... now too much sun.  Everything looks so harsh.  So not flattering.  Still 'posing'.
Moved back to a shady spot trying to 'catch' the sun around me, but not on me.  Still 'posing' here, but like the more natural look.  At this point I began thinking about what story I wanted my photograph to tell.  And I lowered my camera angle.
Decided I wanted my story to be walking in the pretty wildflowers today so I 'walked' into the frame I'd set my focus on.  The gnats were annoying!
Hmmm... a little too much 'striding' here.  Wanted a nice, gentle stroll 'look'.
And this is the photo I chose, below on the left, before editing.  I could not get it lightened in Picasa to my satisfaction, so transferred a copy to my iphone's photo editor and the photo below, on the right, is the completed photo I used.  Spent maybe 45 minutes on choosing photos and editing.
Our gardens were planted this past week, so today is free for sewing..... and grill night tonight!

8 comments:

  1. The photo's are delightful but so time consuming. Every credit to you. Beautiful storyline. I think I will stick to my 15 minute limit for photo's in front of my white screen and keep fairly basic, but get vicarious pleasure from watching your lovely photos unfold :). Great idea to keep the wildflower garden.

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  2. Your outfit is lovely and so are the photos. Even the not so good ones are better than my mirror shots.

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  3. Loved reading your photography process. Good photos take a lot of time and I like the end result of yours! The wildflowers are so pretty. My photos are taken by phone indoors and the lighting is bad so I always have to edit and add light.

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  4. Love your pretty outfit, Lisa. I am looking forward to see your mmm'15 outfits. Love reading your photography process too :)

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  5. Beautiful outfit and lovely color on you! Something else we have in common I have the same Cannon, have had it for 3 years. Just have used it here and there so yesterday I was on youtube checking out "how to" videos. Love your photos...great job all around.

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  6. Thank you ladies! Everyone's diverse photography is one of the things I enjoy about blogging. Each of us has a different style..... or way to present our outfit..... or story to tell. Love it!

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  7. I went back to this post to enjoy it again, and to pin it so I can use your tips on my own photography. Thanks Lisa!

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