Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Student Again!!!

I am half way through another on-line photography class with the Picture Perfect School of Photography. This course is called Creating Compelling Compositions and so far I have learned to make photographs instead of taking photographs. I am hoping the course will give me a greater understanding of the basics of composition and improve my photography.

This is a homework photo for the Rule of Odds, I thought it looked good, but in the teachers critique she suggested the stems not merge and the dark corner be eliminated.


My photo for Negative Space.


  I used this photo for the Rule of Thirds, I wanted to know how far to put the horizon in the upper third of the frame. The teacher wanted the dark bottom corner to be minimized, dark corners again!!, and to raise the horizon higher. Her crop is below, so much better.


Thanks for stopping by and have a 
Great Day!!!






24 comments:

Pondside said...

Well,I learned something from that. I don't pay enough attention to my photos and it shows. Yours just keep on getting better and better.

camp and cottage living said...

Wow, so much I never even think about when taking a picture!
I hope you're enjoying it!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I guess we can all learn something new. Your photos are wonderful and creative.

Carolyn said...

It sounds like you will get lots of good tips in this course.
I love your pics!

Carolyn

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a great course! I had no idea there were online classes like this. I think your pictures are really great!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
You're such a good photographer already but it's nice to know you're still learning.
Me, I'm still winging it!
Judith

EllenaElizabeth said...

Thankyou for posting and I love your photo of the spool and thimble.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen,
Beautiful photographs you have made. Your photographs have always been amazing.

Carol

Lona said...

So informative and things that I never considered before. I think the course is wonderful and I hope you are having fun with it. Your pictures are beautiful.

Rettabug said...

Very interesting, Jen ...thanks for sharing the tips you are learning. I sure would like to take a course like that.

I think your photos are already gorgeous & can't imagine how much better you'll be once you "graduate"

Warm hugs,
Rett

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very interesting...I don't usually think of my photos in those terms but you have given me food for thought.

ann said...

Beautiful photos. I am curious about your comment: Make pictures, don't take pictures. Do you mean to compose them as you shoot or to edit them after they have been taken or perhaps both?

Marcie said...

Looks/sounds like a great class. Love the images you've created!

EG Wow said...

Sounds like a super class and that you are learning a lot!

Sheila said...

I think this class is going to teach us all a few things. Your last photo is gorgeous!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I get 'nailed' with those dark corners, too. I guess I just don't notice the little details. Your photos are beautiful, as always. Hard to imagine you need tips. You should be teaching the class. That cyclamen bud took my breath away!

Naturegirl said...

Jen: Thank you for showing us your impressive photos. You will learn much with this new project..something I should do..Thank you for sharing and giving us all something to think about when we take photos!
Her critic is right on but if you did not tell us I would say awesome!
May we all learn with you.
Now I will go back and crtic the rule of thirds on my images!
I suppose with edit sofware we can do the adjustments.
Keep up the great work!

leavesnbloom said...

I've learned so much from the my course just by reading the critiques on others photographs. Sometimes the vignette is due to the lens. I've learned that attention to detail is so important and it really does make you think before you take the shot.

Martha said...

Well...I guess your teacher knows her stuff...but I like your shot of the snow and mountains better than her's. Your's seems more real. And that cyclamen bud is fabulous...thank you for sharing your photos.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, my goodness! This is what I'm working on, too - for forever, it seems.... composition. I think that I'm getting somewhere, though - hooray! =] I had a bout with dark corners, too.;)

Irene said...

Great advise from your teacher .... I would like to know more about composing too. Guess I have to follow your blog and hope I can get some hints :o)

Thanks for visiting ... Irene

A Box of Chocolates said...

little things make a difference don't they i love your rule of odds shot i love the bright red colour on the white background

Gardening with Juanita said...

I wondered about that class. I like the last two best

Gardening with Juanita said...

I wonder if thoses classes worked. Good for you, it is good to keep learning. I liked the last two best