A Theme a Week Photography - Project 52 - 2012 Part III
I have sailed through half the journey in my project. It was quite an experience. I did miss a few deadlines, but did manage to post them later. Like I mentioned earlier in my Introductory page, Part I, Part II, I sincerely need your honest feedback. It has been so nice to get feedback on my previous work, from my fellow hubbers and other readers. It keeps me going!
Week #27 - Theme - My Colours
My colours, means you can shoot your favourite colour or colours. Anything that is your favourite colour/colours. So it is not based on any concept, the only thing you need to look for or watch out for is that the object or background has your favourite colour / colours
The photo that I have submitted here, is a little vase, that was handcrafted by one of my students. It was painted by him, using his favourite colours. This one photo is a dedication for him, and I would say it was him that had contributed towards this week's theme, and my job was just the photography part.
Week #28 - Theme - My Hometown
A very interesting theme for this week. My hometown, a very very nostalgic theme.
I visited my hometown a few weeks before this theme came up for submission. So I posted one I had shot while I was there!
I love the feel I get from this picture. One can feel the fresh breeze and the smell of grass while walking through these fields.
This picture was taken while I was having a little stroll one evening.
So you can submit any photo that will remind you of your hometown, or any photos of your hometown, any festival photos, events, celebrations, landmarks, etc.
Week #29 - Theme - Summer
Most countries have the Summer season after the Spring season. Summer is equally beautiful with the beautiful flowers still brightening up the places and parks, making it a different colourful season. Almost all seasons are colourful in their own ways.
Summer will remind one of beach and hill stations. These are the two most visited places during Summer. You can post pictures of your Summer vacations, the landscapes of Summer, the flowers and foliage of Summer or anything that you did in Summer, that will remind you and everyone else of Summer.
The photo I have submitted here is a favourite tree of mine. This tree was cut down and stayed leafless for a long time. I was taken by surprise when this Summer, leaves sprouted on this tree, and it looked so beautiful. I got the feeling that these leaves actually gave a new look to the tree. I thought, the tree against the Summer sky would make for a beautiful photo for this week.
Week #30 - Theme - The S Curve
The S curve is an interesting theme. So many different shapes like triangles, circles, arches, squares are prominent in photography and the S curve is one among them. S curves are clearly visible in photography and they make the image stand out. You need to carefully balance the S curve on the photograph.
Artists believe that including an S curve in a photograph or painting or any art makes it look dynamic and it also becomes the primary focus on the image.
Examples of S curve can be, winding stairs, a woman's body, curves along the river or seaside, roads etc. You can also find them in flowers, birds, and various other places. All you have to do is watch out for it.
The photo that I submitted for that week is the picture of a Swan. You can see the S curve, although not very prominent.
Week #31 - Theme - Silhouette
Silhouette is defined as a dark outline against a light background. The subject is seen as a black image, with no details at all against a bright or colourful background. The best time for a silhouette photograph is towards sunrise or sunset. It is during this time, the sky is bright, beautiful and colourful. With the sun near the horizon, and the sun behind your subject, you can capture beautiful images. Be careful not to expose your lens directly towards the sun, use a UV filter.
A silhouette can tell many stories, one can interpret it in various ways. Choose a strong subject, do not use a flash, get the right light, and frame the image perfectly.
The photo I have submitted, is the trees against the sky early that morning.
Week #32 - Theme - Animals
It is so lovely to watch animals. This is a very interesting theme. Your pets, your neighbour's pets, or any animals you see outside of home, in the wild or in sanctuaries can be photographed. I have seen many creative photos of animals by so many amazing photographers.
You just can't stop watching animals and photographing their actions. They are sometimes so full of energy and make you go Wow!
I do not own a pet at the moment. I have posted here a picture of someone's pet, that I saw in the park. He was fun to watch. He was jumping in and out of water on that beautiful and warm sunny afternoon, full of spirits! I thought he would make a good subject for my submission the next day!
Week #33 - Theme - Textures
Texture is the surface detail of an object. Textures can be regular or irregular. Textures are seen everywhere and on everything.
Textures are not specific to anything. Textures are seen in water, in the sky, on wood, on the barks of trees, on rocks, on carpets and mats, on tiles, on surfaces, and can be created by dry fungus, moss, lichens, rust, sand, water drops, dew drops, snow, ice etc.
Photographing texture also needs a good eye. It makes one look at things and the world in a different way.
The photo I have submitted here is textures seen on the river water. It was a bright sunny day, and the colour of the sky reflected by the water, the ripples and the sparkles, made for a good texture photograph.
Week #34 - Theme - Portrait
Portrait photography is a wide subject. Portrait photography can be done indoors or outdoors; in low light and good light. One needs to master the use of light to be a photographer, and to be a portrait photographer you need to have a good knowledge of various lighting techniques.
Portrait photography can be a portrait of a person or a group of people. It is used to represent the personality or emotions of people. Portrait is usually the person's face, although the entire body can also be captured for portraits.
There are different styles and approaches to portrait photography. Portraits taken with the available window light make some exceptionally beautiful portraits.
Now coming to my submission for that week, I honestly did not get a chance to photograph anybody during that week, and so finally ended up taking a picture of myself for submission. This picture is a self portrait, and thought it was anyway a portrait, and submitted it.
Week #35 - Theme - Sunset
Sunset can be a breath-taking moment. Every day, every sunset is different. You look at the sky and find different colours and patterns during sunset. Not only Summer is the best time to photograph sunsets. Sunsets can be photographed all through the year. Even on a mild cloudy day, the sunset can be gorgeous with the sunlight through the clouds scattering different colours.
When photographing sunset, you should not think that you have to photograph only the setting Sun. You can include interesting objects to add more life and features to the photograph. Silhouettes are a form of sunset photography too. You need to be at the right place at the right time, which is most important for sunset photography.
The photo I have submitted here, was taken from the staircase to my flat. It was a beautiful bright day, and I was mesmerised by the details and textures in the sky.
Week #36 - Theme - Metal
I was so confused till just before the day of submission. I did not have any ideas for this theme. Seems simple, yet not!
Metal photography, you can photograph any metals, anything made out of metal. You see metal things and use metallic things everyday. One can also look for textures, patterns, arrangements etc while working on this theme. some examples are, cutlery, beams, bars, metal bridges, constructions, chairs, benches, tables etc.
While I was sitting at the park that day, watching the Swans and the ducks, I just looked at the metal bench on which I was sitting, and it just struck my mind that it would make an excellent photo for the theme.
Week #37 - Theme - In the Garden
This theme is about the garden. It can be your garden your neighbour's garden, your friend's garden, or a garden in the public, etc
You can photograph the landscapes in the garden, the flowers, the pots, the arrangements, and other objects found in the garden
My photo is from the garden by the river!
Week #38 - Theme - Autumn
Autumn is a beautiful season. It can be called the second spring of the year.
Autumn photography is interesting. You can photograph the trees, their colours, the fallen leaves that look so pretty, the autumn rain's effect on the plants and trees, the colourful berries you see everywhere, breathtaking landscapesetc
One can go creative to capture photographs that tell a story too, You might see that last leaf still stuck to a branch. it can make an excellent story telling picture.
The photo that I have submitted is a collage of the trees. It was just the start of Autumn then.
Week #39 - Theme - Negative Space
Negative space is simply the area that surrounds the main subject in a photograph. In these photos, it is the negative space that gives a clear definition to the object. Negative space makes your photograph look interesting.
In the photo I have submitted, the lamp post is the positive subject and the sky is the negative space.
I hope you enjoyed the third part of my project. Please feel free to comment and feedback.
The introduction to this project can be found here - A Theme a Week Photography - Project 52 - 2012
The first part of this project can be found here - A Theme a Week Photography - Project 52 - 2012 Part I
The second part of the project can be found here - A Theme a Week Photography - Project 52 - 2012 Part II
The final part of the project can be found here - A Theme a week Photography - Project 52 - 2012 Part IV