- Arts and Design
Photographs - Our Look at the Past, Our Preservation for the Future
A Robin's Nest
I don't want to be cliche, but I've never seen a nature photograph I didn't love. Each one provides us with a unique perspective of something provided to us by nature whether it is animals or plant life. It doesn't matter what we choose to photograph or look at, the beauty of nature is there for us to see.
Nature can provide us with such inspiration. Weather photos can stun us with their strength and beauty. The forces of nature can make us stare in wonderment. We can look at animals in the wild and be awed or protective. There is just so much to see and photograph. Everywhere we look nature provides us with photographic opportunities.
"From sea to shining sea", "over the mountain", "under the boardwalk", "sunrise, sunset", think about a song and it'll bring you to beautiful nature spots to photograph.
Nature PhotographsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Taking Photos with Phones
Photographs of Animals
Animals offer us a wonderful opportunity. Some can be posed the way we want them, others are in the wild and they do their own thing. If we're lucky we catch animals in poses that warm our hearts or make us wonder. From tame animals to animals in their natural habitats in zoos, to animals in the wild, the opportunities are endless.
That cute little dog of yours, that bird that's always in your tree, the fabulous lion at the zoo, all there for the taking.
Photographs of AnimalsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Photographs of Family and Fun
What better way to keep our memories alive than through photographs? Some are taken just to mark a holiday, some to mark growth and others because the subject is just so darn cute, or funny. How many picture of birthday cakes do you have? It isn't really the cake itself that's special, usually, but the celebration it marks.
Looking at old family photos brings back memories of days gone by and often family members that are no longer with us. Capturing them in photographs is a way to help us remember and sometimes to show our children their heritage.
Family, Fun, and MemoriesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Photo Taking Hints
If you want to improve your photographs you can take a class, look up how to's on the Internet, buy a better camera, or just shoot away. Here are some hints to keep in mind.
- Kodak advises to look in your subject's eyes when taking a person's picture. Being eye level with your subject can help make the picture more interesting.
- If you're not familiar with settings on your camera, set it to automatic.
- Take your camera with you wherever you go.
- Always have spare batteries - you don't want to miss that photo op because the batteries are dead!
- Don't have a lot of clutter in the background, it detracts from your subject.
- Try different angles.
- Fill the frame with your subject.
- Take a lot of photos to insure you get the one you want.
Do you take a lot of photographs?
Cutting Down a Tree
For most of us the best photography is personal photography, the photographs we take for ourselves! You may show them to someone else and they'll politely say they're nice, thinking in reality they're useless. They're never useless to the photographer!
None of the pictures here were taken with expensive cameras or lenses. You can see they certainly weren't taken by a professional photographer, but, they each have meaning to me. That's what it's all about, what they mean to YOU. The pictures that will become part of your memories and maybe someday the memories of your children. Whether they are digital or not, doesn't matter. Of course if you intend to share them it is best to print them out in some form so they aren't lost forever on your computer or somewhere in cyberspace!
It doesn't matter if you use an expensive camera or a cell phone, just take the pictures. Take pictures of things you like, family members and everyone and anything you like. Don't wait, take that picture now.
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