Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Photo

Since starting my blog a year ago I've been working on becoming a better photographer. I have a fairly good camera but so far have only scratched the surface of what it's able to do. So, I've decided to start a new weekly post where I can show a photo I've taken during the week. This will hopefully challenge me to take more photographs and to work on improving my technique. Any constructive criticism will be gratefully accepted!


Have a good weekend x x


Cathy said...

Well I really like this first photo Sarah. Have a good weekend.

Sarah said...

Sarah, I'm crap at artistic stuff, I prefer words, but IMVHO, I think this needs a third item. A scrunched up dying leaf or sprig of dried grasses poking out front left. Three is a magic number and a group of three items works well.

Just a thought (please feel free to ignore). :)

By the way, I think I have the same volume of AofGG.

Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

You I go :) So what should be in focus in this picture? The point that catches my eye is the lower-left sheet/towel, and I don't think this was probably your intention. I would want the persimmon, in particular a 1/2 inch below the stem, to be very in-focus, and then you can use filters/etc to put some antique/old-fashioned effects on it. The light OR the most in-focus part should tell the viewer where to look.

Perhaps an antique ring should have filled that white space?

Amanda said...

I will look forward to these posts of yours as I'd love to be able to take better photos too and hope to learn something from you.

Olga said...

Hi Sarah !

Technically - a composition needs consideration. There are lots of books about composition in photography.
Emotionally - superb ! A young girl reads an old book. She holds a fruit in her hand. The phone rings. She left the fruit and the book on the bed. You are telling a story.
And I love your colors !

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely picture! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

LindyLouMac said...

I love photography and News From Italy has allowed me to have an excuse for taking many more photos than I used to. I like this Persimmon shot, have you made anything with the fruit yet?
By the way I am no longer subscribing to comments as my inbox is overwhelmed!

Sara Louise said...

What year is that Anne of Green Gables from??? I love Anne!

And unfortunately I know nothing at all about photography so I can't offer any advice, but I think it's lovely x

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to a digital camera short course, helped me. The explanations for cameras are very good.

Keep writing and sending snaps because I can't be there.

ica said...

ahhhh! i didn't even see this when I looked at your blog! PERSIMMON! :) yay for awesome fruit, betting photography skills, and for a year of blogging!!! :)

Sini said...

This is great photo! I like the soft feeling in the photo and the colors, great work Sarah!