Hi, y’all! Welcome to Theme Thursday. I keep forgetting to mention it so I’m going to get to it first: These Theme Thursday photography link-ups are set to stay open until the end of the month. So don’t think you’re out of luck if you don’t get to it right away. And there’s no rule that says you can’t combine the topics, so jump on in whenever you get some time!
Today we’re talking about focal points, and as I mentioned last week, I really had no idea what I was doing this week. I suppose my style leans very heavily toward portraiture, so the focal points in my pictures are usually obvious: people and/or their parts.
I tried a couple of things this week. First, I tried to find something interesting outside to photograph. Aliya’s new Adirondack chair was about the most interesting thing in our dormant yard.
I think my default for focal points is probably positioning. I was left unimpressed with my above practice.
I gave up and headed inside and Aliya was practicing guitar.
I think the last one is my favorite, because, well, portraits. I love how her face is lit from the side. But that pink nail polish + her favorite flannel shirt is pretty darn cute, too.
And because I just love this Insta photo…
Next week: Before we get to the link up, I wanted to chat about next week. I don’t have anything specific in mind except that I think photos that are visually pleasing are generally simpler in nature. Zoom in before you shoot, crop out clutter after the fact, change your aperture to blur out distractions, etc. Any other suggestions or ideas?
#ThemeThursdayPhotos, baby. Bring it.