Photography 101: Architecture – Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.
Photography 101: A pop of Color – Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.
Since starting my blog nearly a year and a half ago The Red Cyclist that I posted last June for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts has been my most well-received image. It was of course just one of those lucky moments. I had taken out my iPhone to capture the dramatic sky in English Bay as I was walking the seawall one evening, with the sun’s rays breaking through the clouds and striking the water and distant tankers. Just as I was about to take the photograph a cyclist in a red top appeared in the frame and in a flash was gone.
Timing is everything they say and this was definitely one of those moments. For today’s Photography 101 exercise I thought I would focus on the cyclist and tankers and apply a little post-processing for fun using Photoshop Elements. If you have time compare it with the original and let me know what you think.
Photography 101: Weekend Two – from dawn to dusk and into the nightThroughout the summer I have been photographing the city skyline of Vancouver against an ever changing sky. Cheri’s suggestion that we consider the quality of light throughout the day for this weekend’s Photography 101 submissions has given me the perfect excuse to put some of these photos together. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.
Photography 101: Mystery – Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery.
Photography 101: Warmth – Still in a Remembrance Day frame of mindKeep the Home Fires Burning,
While your hearts are yearning.
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home.
There’s a silver lining
Through the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out
Till the boys come home. composed in 1914 by Ivor Novello with words by Lena Gilbert Ford