Continuing with our theme of light for this month, I thought “same photo, different angle” would be a helpful practice to take up. Lighting makes ALL the difference in a photo, and standing in one spot just isn’t going to yield a great photo every time. It took me a long time to realize that by moving around a subject I often got better pictures from angles that seemed “wrong.” I distinctly remember the first time I broke the “have the subject look into the light” rule and took a photo directly into the light, and then with the light coming from the right of the photo. I was astounded how different they looked, and also how interesting.
This week, after some failed attempts at catching Rosalie in a still position, I went with a still-life. Here were some of my dinner ingredients for last night:
(All photos f/4.5, 1/160th, ISO200, shot with my nifty-fifty lens)
Which one do you like the best? I think I like the second, third, and fourth, but all for different reasons.
What about yours? Share them in a blog post or post them on Instagram with the (new and improved) hashtag #ThemeThursdayPhotos!
Don’t forget, sweet friends, to visit the other linkers! It’s way more fun to go through this together, don’t you think?
For next week:
Take a silhouette! Here’s a helpful tutorial describing the best settings to get a great silhouette.