Going to try a new post today. Sharing a bit of the world through my lens, 07.2018. Camera lens, that is. This year, I have been participating in the 52Frames photo challenge, where we take a weekly photo to fit a theme or photography technique. Oh, am I ever out out of my league with this group of photographers, gals! Let me tell you! But I am learning.
Then for the month of July, I created my own Instagram summer photo challenge. I am slightly behind sharing a daily photo for each of those prompts. And it’s my challenge – ha! What does that say about me??? Here are the prompts if you’d like to jump in. Be sure to use #2018SummerInstaPhotoChallenge to tag your pics.
My friend and blogger Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives is hosting a Sunday Stills photo series. Would invite you to check out her lovely photography by stopping by her blog or following her on Instagram, @terri.websterschrandt.
On June 29, they shared a first reveal of photos taken of the scavenger hunt prompts but I haven’t been with it enough to get a post together until now. And wouldn’t say I am with it even today but going to throw this together anyway! Ha! If I wait til I am with it, this post might never happen.
The 52Frames photo challenge has helped me learn more about both the camera on my Samsung phone and my ‘good’ Sony DSLR camera. I am gaining confidence in trying new photo techniques and changing settings. Yay for ME!! Me for President!! Of the photo club, that is.
So, what I want to do today is just share/show-off some of my recent photos for both challenges and Terri’s Sunday Stills and Mary Lou’s scavenger hunt. Here we go.
The World Through My Lens, 07.2018
Some of the recent 52Frames themes have been underexposure vs. overexposure; pairs or partners; details; contrast, use a mirror; tools; and golden hour (the hour when the sunrises or sets). Here are my photos.
You can see all of my photos for this challenge and everything else I have shared on Instagram by following me, here. Kind of feel like it was cheating that I created the prompts for this challenge and then took the photos. You’ll notice there isn’t a prompt for, say ‘beach’ or “Eiffel Tower’! I knew this gal wasn’t going anywhere for summer vacay. Among my favs have been backyard; downtown, summer food, and bling.
For July, Terri and some of her photo pals chose the following words:
July 1 Summer
July 8 Wind
July 15 Plant Life (courtesy of Betty Louise)
July 22 Macro-Photography of Anything (close-ups)
July 29 Drunk with… (from Aixa)
I give you summer and close-up.
I am just beginning to take pictures for the scavenger hunt. Have had trouble remembering the prompts so made the graphic above to help me remember (and to encourage you to participate, too!). Here are a couple of photos for stripes; repurposed; mellow yellow.
This fall, I would like to take a photography class at our community college, just so I can continue to learn and improve. That will just have to go on my autumn bucket list so I can be sure it happens.
Now that you’ve seen the world through my lens, 07.2018, it’s your turn to share. Do you like to take photographs? Do you use your phone camera or a DSLR? What are your favorite subjects to photograph? Every time I write a blog post, I think to myself that I wish there was a way you guys could share a photo when you write a comment. It would be so cool to make the comments more interactive that way. But until someone with IT smarts figures that out, you can always email me a photo or add your take on a prompt to #2018SummerInstaPhotoChallenge. I will be looking for them!!
Have a few more posts planned for this week and a surprise to share. So hope you will come back again soon. Thank you for spending a few of your precious time here with me.
Hugs and kisses,