david j photography
MY JOURNEY AS A PHOTOGRAPHER
So I went out for a photography drive yesterday to work on some of my school work. I knew it wasnt an ideal day for photos, but I knew I might be able to get a couple things done. Well, I didn't get to take any photos with my camera thanks to the rain in the area I was wanting to get photos in, including this view of Mt. Monadnock.
This weeks challenge was to photograph something that is common. It could be anything. For "Extra Credit" you could have that photo contain a certain product. What is more common in a lot of peoples lives than coffee?
Coming up next week: Depth of Field
This weeks challenge was just that, a challenge. Not a user of Photoshop, I had to get creative. After several attempts of trying to capture this ball in focus, I finally achieved the shot. Is this true levitation? Well no, but it does give the appearance of levitation.
Coming up next week: Common Object
With this weeks theme being architecture, I had nothing pop into my head to go take a photo of. While out last Monday driving around, an idea popped into my head and we found ourselves in Maine. The Nubble Lighthouse(Cape Neddick Light) in York, ME is a great example of historic architecture! Getting to Sohier Park with total darkness encroaching fast, I was able to get a shot that I absolutely love!
Coming up next week: Levitation
Where am I? This is a shot I took when working on this weeks 52 Frames Architecture challenge. I can't post the actual photo I submitted until Tuesday, but do you know what it might be? Tell me what you think in the comments!
This weeks neglected challenge started off rough. I went for a ride to an area that I had use to travel heading to work that had plenty of old buildings that told their tales of neglect. Upon getting to that area, what I had envisioned in my mind was quickly deflated as the buildings were gone. So I spent the rest of the week trying to find inspiration and decided to take this photo showing neglect within the community.
Something new entailed taking a photo of something with a new technique, something that is new, something different from how you take a picture(i.e. Manual mode instead of auto), etc... For this shot, I purchased one of these Lense Balls. Refraction photography is not something that is easy to do, but I decided to make it my something new. The results aren't that bad for my first go at this technique.
Coming up next week: Neglected
This weeks challenge involves leading lines; lines within a photo that draws the viewers eyes to a specific spot in the photo. I decided to go and take this photo after my schooling adviser told me that a photo I had used for my photo assignment from this location would be a good representation of leading lines.
Coming up on next weeks challenge: Something New
For this weeks challenge, Blue was our subject. I thought about what to do all week and then it hit me while out visiting people. Where I was, there was this blue chair and these blue flowers sitting right next to it. I decided to take a few photos of both the chair with the flowers and then some close-ups of these flowers. This is the image I liked the best and decided on submitting for the challenge.
Coming up on next weeks challenge: Leading Lines
This weeks challenge from 52 Frames was a Self Portrait. Self Portraits are difficult when you are more comfortable behind the camera. I know this challenge is to help me grow as a photographer, but challenges like this I know are aimed to help grow as a person too.
Coming up on next weeks challenge: Blue.