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Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Daily Shoot 1:

Foliage in Light

Showcase the beauty of living foliage! Make a photo of a single leaf or an entire “greenscape” today.

My favorite reflection of prompt 1 belongs to Jenn. I believe it was the only photo taken at night, so it immediately caught my attention as I was looking at the course blog. How creative of Jenn to capture the beauty of living foliage during the evening! She framed the shot well-the lit greenery stands out toward the center of the image, but we also are able to place the foliage in the context of the buildings behind it. As a result, this is my favorite photo resulting from Daily Shoot 1.

Daily Shoot 2:


Make a photo of two complementary objects arranged in a pleasing composition, one large and one small.

Sadie’s image is sweet. On a day most people posted photographs of  inanimate objects, Sadie treated us to this. Not only is the baby adorable, the photo is framed well. Sadie did well to recognize the connection of two complementary objects within the hands of the father and child.

Daily Shoot 3:

Burts II

Some carry a talisman, amulet, “lucky charm”, or just a comforting thing in our pocket. What do you carry?

Lindsay’s photo has several nice elements complimenting one another within it. I like how Lindsay actually gave us the sight of the object extending from her pocket. Viewers can see the tension, or “action” in the hand–the photo comes to life. I did not see a color version of the photo, but even if I had I think I would still prefer this black and white image, as the different shades in the photo appeal to me.

Daily Shoot 4:


Take a photograph of something that is soft, or at least looks that way. Convince the viewer of the softness.

Another inspiring shot from Sadie! We only see the child’s hands and ice cream, but that’s really all we need. It’s a simple idea, but the image speaks loudly. She gives us only what we need to see, and that method works well. The way she responded to the day’s assignment even got me thinking about what I could do to improve my own photography.

Daily Shoot 5:


Use a mirror as part of a composition in a photograph today. Show yourself in the image if you’d like!

Jessica went above and beyond the prompt by using not one, not two but three mirrors in her image. The way the three mirrors are depicted is really interesting. What I like most in this photo is how we don’t really see the back of the eyeshadow palette, but we certainly see its mirrored front in a separate mirror. Very cool!

Daily Shoot 6:

Treasure Chest

Communicate chaos, disorganization or messiness in a photograph. Find some beauty in it.

Lindsay again! Here we have chaos, but also beauty within all the shapes and colors found in the jewelry box. That is why this is my favorite image of Daily Shoot 6.

Daily Shoot 7:

Daily Shoot: Symmetry

Symmetry can be calm and soothing. Make a photo today featuring symmetry, either in subject or composition.

This photo depicts a nice scene with symmetry front and center in two places, the boat and the bridge. I like how Jenn chose to display just the front of the boat in this image, as I almost feel the photo would have been weakened if she stood (or sat) further back to take the shot. She made a good decision to take the photograph from where she did.

Daily Shoot 8:

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Make a photo of an interesting stack of books or magazines. Consider how you handle repeating lines in your composition.

Ashley’s photo is awesome. It’s obvious she considered how to creatively handle repeating lines in the composition. Rather than simply stack the books atop one another, she criss-crossed them and gave us a more intriguing view, which is why it is my favorite shot from Daily Shoot 8.

Pretzel Perfect

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

I’ve decided to try and follow Daily Shoot whenever possible because taking pictures is so much fun!  My only issue is that I’m using up my Flickr space relatively quickly, so I might have to find an alternative place to store my pictures. Hmm….

Pretzel Perfect

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Stack of Reading

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Books

The final (required, at least-I hope to continue finding inspiration in their prompts) Daily Shoot assignment:

Make a photo of an interesting stack of books or magazines. Consider how you handle repeating lines in your composition.

Symmetry

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Symmetry

The Daily Shoot prompt for today:

Symmetry can be calm and soothing. Make a photo today featuring symmetry, either in subject or composition.

Moving Soon

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Moving Soon

My sister is moving soon, so a room in my house is the perfect example of today’s Daily Shoot prompt:

Communicate chaos, disorganization or messiness in a photograph. Find some beauty in it.

For now, chaos, disorganization and messiness is a Swiffer Wet Jet sitting on top of a crock pot next to a 3 tiered table standing in front of a painting of a flower. I can’t wait until the Uhaul is packed!

Workspace Reflection

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Today’s Daily Shoot challenge:

Use a mirror as part of a composition in a photograph today. Show yourself in the image if you’d like!

Rather than showcase myself, I used a mirror to reflect my desk, which essentially reflects my personality more with the objects and keepsakes I’ve used to decorate my workspace than an actual image of me might.

Scarf Shot

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The Daily Shoot prompt for Monday, September 20:

Make a photograph of something that is soft, or at least looks that way. Convince the viewer of the softness.

I took shots of a couple of different objects, but thought this silky scarf reflected the prompt the best. I didn’t zoom any closer because I thought the hardness of the light fixture and pottery might be a nice contrast to the softness.

Sunday Afternoon’s Pocket Contents

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Sorry, Daily Shoot, no talisman, amulet, “lucky charm” or comforting things in my pockets. I’m always afraid I’ll forget what I decided to carry there and unintentionally run my pants through the wash and ruin whatever is in my pockets. My car keys and phone are usually safe, though.

Some carry a talisman, amulet, “lucky charm”, or just a comforting thing in our pocket. What do you carry?

Red Lanterns

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Today’s Daily Shoot:

Make a photo of two complementary objects arranged in a pleasing composition, one large and one small.

My interpretation (illustrating the word complementary as matched, paired or similar) :

This is the same bench from yesterday’s photo.

Greenscape

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I took this photo of my backyard for my first Daily Shoot assignment (the Flickr page says the shot was taken in 2005, which is way off!):

Showcase the beauty of living foliage! Make a photo of a single leaf or an entire “greenscape” today.