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I’m waiting for your ideas, either for Thursday’s Special post or Black and White Sunday. So far there are two posts scheduled for January, and one for February. I need a guest blogger that would host Black & White Sunday in February, and host bloggers for March for both events….
THURSDAY’S SPECIAL themes:
1) KNOWING YOUR PLACE – Guest post by Tish– January 22, 2015
2) RESTORATION – Guest post by Jo – 26 February, 2015
3) ABSTRACT – Guest post by Suzanne – March 5, 2015
BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY themes:
1) ARCHITECTURE Black & White guest post by Cardinal Guzman – January 4, 2015
2) THROUGH – my idea scheduled for January 11, 2015
3) SHAPE B&W guest post by Debbie – February 8, 2015
List of bloggers who would like to take over and do a post on my blog:
1) Tish – KNOWING YOUR PLACE – January 22, 2015 … “What about photos from our home places – quirky or iconic – getting us to look at the familiar with fresh eyes, and sharing it with others with a brief explanation? ‘Knowing my place’.”
2) Cardinal Guzman is hosting Black & White Sunday on January 4th with the theme: ARCHITECTURE (you don’t want to miss this one cause he will ask you to do the shots of the same place again within three months time and see the difference, the change of seasons, change in your techniques)..
First: Find some interesting architecture somewhere in your local environment (it doesn’t have to be the house next door, but somewhere you can return to fairly easy). When you’re shooting try to look for interesting angles, lines, curves and/or details that people might ignore. Try shooting from afar, see how it feels, then try some close-ups. Compare the shots and think about which ones that are most appealing. Keep in mind that it’ll be black & white, so contrasts are very important – you don’t want a grey and flat photo. When you know you’ve got your shot, turn it into B&W (or you can set your camera to shoot in B&W if you’re not into processing and software), do your post-processing (if you’re into that) and post it here in the blog.
3 months have passed by….
Now the season has changed a bit, the light is different (at least it is in the Northern Hemisphere where I live). If the season hasn’t changed much where you live, choose a different time of the day to take your second set of photos: Go back to the same place. Re-shoot it and try keep an open mind and have a look at it with “new” eyes. Perhaps try a different lens? (a different lens is not necessary, but optional).
Post the photo in the blog. Think about what has changed from your first post: are you a better photographer? Did you use a different lens? A different camera? Which version do you like best and why?”