Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Finding Your Photo Style

The week 4 assignment in Finding Your Photo Style is all about perspective. Specifically, changing your perspective to capture the same subject in different ways. By choosing a fully bloomed orange lily on my deck, I was able to create this layout that also qualifies for this week's Summer of Color week 2 challenge - orange and hot pink:


Obviously by moving around, I not only changed the angle at which you see the flower and what parts become the subject of the photograph, it also changed what appeared in the frame behind the photo (the cream colored siding, the black grill cover, the brown deck planking). I have done this before with photo subjects, but never quite so deliberately, so it was interesting to see how it changed the way I saw the flower.

29 comments:

Kristin said...

What a wonderful idea to place different backgrounds behind your flower! It really does make a difference in the way you see your subject. And yes, perfect for SOC, thank you, xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This truly IS a clever and well represented use of perspective. I love it, as well as the SOC colors.

scrappyjacky said...

It really is interesting the way it changes it,Cheri.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this challenge as I must admit, they are not colours I particularly like.

Mandy said...

Really stunning...x

Sian said...

Interesting stuff, indeed.

Barbara Eads said...

Your photos are perfect and perfect with your color combination too!

Karen said...

I just bought a scarf in those two colors. It's so much fun. Love the photos, and really couldn't decide on a favorite.

Halle said...

Very cool take on the challenge. Love the quote!!

Gloria in CA said...

I like what you did with the background. Flowers are awesome. Great piece.

BJ said...

Gosh I am getting confused to whether I have commented on blogs or facebook, sure I had already for you, so confused! Anyway thanks for the number, made me come right on over straight away, I've not thought of exactly what I am going to do with my twinches as yet, have them blutacked on my shelf at present but hope to include them in my 12 Months in View journal, if not on the cover. So love what you have done with your photos. BJ#13

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

A really nice collection of photos, and really fun to see how the look changes as you moved around the flower. You're doing great in this class - I have yet to fully participate, but I'm enjoying reading the weekly lessons.

Altered Crafts said...

Shifting Perspective is very interesting, and Inspirational!

Manon Visser said...

That reminds me I so do want to take a course on taking fotos. Lovely work.
ManonX

Valerie said...

Nice idea to shift perspectives. I really like your result!

peggy gatto said...

Glad I came by! Your photos are beautiful!!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

great way to combine the challenge and to push yourself... a wonderful result...xx

Becs said...

Love this! What a great exercise, so many possibilities from the same little flower. Gorgeous colour combinations too, love how you've done the layout.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great lesson and response to SOC. I'm going to work on mine in just a bit.
Rinda

Shahrul Niza said...

Amazing what beauty you can see just from looking at the same thing with contemplation and curious eyes :). Gorgeous shot of a very beautiful flower. Is this some lilies?.

Ileana said...

I loved comparing each image of the flower. Very well done and I like that it worked beautifully with the color challenge as well. Nice!

alexa said...

Gorgeous colour combination and your different angles and backgrounds really do show something different in each frame. You seem to be enjoying this challenge!

Christine said...

lovely photo, great idea to use the lilies.

http://www.cmlk79.blogspot.ca/2013/06/summer-of-color-orange-and-hot-pink.html

Missus Wookie said...

I like doing this - it is always fun to see what changes a few inches of movement can create. Really like the colour scheme here too :)

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful photograph and perfect for this weeks colour combination:)

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous and technique is a wonderful one to get to grips with. Love that you used the LO for SOC which is where I saw you. I just love that quote!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I really love your beautiful photos! The collage of photos looks amazing. So perfect for the SOC colors this week!

Kepi said...

Great photos, perfect colors!

Giggles said...

A lovely composition!! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Natasha said...

Very interesting to see how the different backgrounds impact on the vibrancy of the flower.