Friday, January 3, 2014

Zoom In / Zoom Out #1

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Helena is sponsoring a year long creative photography meme called Zoom In/ Zoom Out.  And since I'm planning on doing a CaptureYour365 Project this year and seriously work on my photography skills, I thought it would be fun to join in on this challenge. Can't promise I'll participate every week, but I'm going to do as much as I can!

I'm also signed up for a couple photography courses this year.  First up Frugal Still Life Photography which begins January 6th and is totally FREE.  Care to join me?  I signed up for this one because honestly my favorite type of photography is flowers and nature shots. Flowers make great highly cooperative subjects!  About half-way into FSLP, I'll be starting Practice! which begins on February 4th. This class is a year long - once a month topic (such as aperture) with four different assignments attached to it. Regular price is $124, but you can grab it on sale for $99 just until Monday. I hope this is the one that is going to teach me the ins and outs of my camera! Hope to see some of you in class!

And without further ado, my first Zoom In/ Zoom Out attempt:

a cheap Glade vanilla scented candle. Oh the joy!

complete with reading glasses...

14 comments:

Kara Monroe said...

Cheri - so excited about the Frugal Still Life class - I'm glad you shared that link! I'm signed up.

scrappyjacky said...

Vanilla candles are my favourite....though at christmas I love cinnamon.

Tammy said...

I'm taking the Frugal Still Life class, too. And Capture Your 365 again, too!! :)

Ginger said...

Hi Cheri! All three of these are a wonderful way to help me with my goal to increase my photography skills. You are always taking such interesting classes ��. I'm going to sign up for the frugal class and will think about the KK class ��

Barbara Eads said...

Love it!

helena said...

beautiful pair that provide a nice glimpse into your life - great to have you joining in

debs14 said...

I'm not sure I will manage a weekly zoom photo but am hopeful I can at least manage a monthly one!
Love the candle flame, am now off to check out those links.

Missus Wookie said...

glasses plus BPC mouse mat me thinks? I like scented candles and have several, got a couple for Christmas too. I'm hoping to do a zoom photo as I too want to improve my photo skills. Looked at Practice but just don't want to add much more to my to do list this year.

Karen said...

Vanilla is one of my favourite flavors and scents.

I shall be looking forward to seeing the fruits of your photography courses. Happy 2014

Karen said...

I signed up for Katrina's year-long class Inspired last year, but it's one of the courses I need to get back to. I'll be interested in hearing about Practice. I'm taking the Frugal Still Life class as well. Still life was one of the themes I hoped to play around with last year, but never did much with it. I'm playing along with ZIZO as well. Happy New Year!

Sian said...

What I like about this one is that the candle pops out of the photo and I can practically smell it

Melissa said...

Great zoom in/zoom out shots!

Miriam said...

This is lovely it will be nice to see your pairs this year. I have signed up for FLSP, thanks for the link, I'll have a look.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great pair. So far I love all the ZIZO photos I've seen.
I did the first still life lesson today and will be posting it tomorrow along with my next ZIZO.
Rinda