I’ve learned a few new things about my camera. I have a hard copy manual, but discovered that there’s an Nikon “manual viewer” app. Better still, it’s iPad friendly and space saving.
This enlightenment came about because I learned my passport expires just about the time I might have need of it. You can now renew online and get someone to take a photo of you with their digital camera or phone. I thought I’d try a self-portrait. This entails, putting the camera on a tripod, focusing the lens on an object where you intend to pose, locking the focus, posing, then using the remote control to take the shot. Easier said than done. I had to learn three things, how to use the remote, how to lock the focus and how to pose.
I still don’t have a passable photo, but it was one way to while away an afternoon.
How are you getting on with your own camera?
Last week I declared that we’re going to concentrate on composition for a few weeks. I need to be more focused over the next 5 weeks as I have two lives to erase in the form of accumulated possessions. So this week – a composition challenge – but next week you’ll be given a Treasure Hunt that will keep you going for a few weeks until I manage to find wifi again.
When you walk, either in the country, or in more urban areas, where do you look? Straight ahead? At the ground? Do you ever look up? Do you find a higher vantage point to look down?
Where you look gives you a specific point of view. Why not try changing it?
When taking photographs, change your point of view.
Like last week’s challenge of using the the whole viewer to really see what is in your shot, this involves taking time over your photograph. When you see something you’d like to take a picture of, change your point of view.
Get down and dirty:
Try a different angle:
Feel free to share any challenge responses and your reflections on your photographic process. Would love to hear how you are getting on!