Sometimes it is fun to look at things in a different way.....
We all tend to view things at eye level or from a standing position.
So my goal yesterday at the park, was to look at everything from a different perspective.
It always amazes me how much more interesting something can appear when you do this.
Even though I did not get her face in a lot of these photos, the emotion is still present when you view them.
I shot from down on the ground with camera pointed up and then I climbed up and did the reverse...shooting down to the ground.
Reagan had no clue what I was doing, she was having the time of her life, climbing up the steps, coming down the slide, and running back around through the maze to do it all over again......again......and again:)
I loved the look of concentration on her face here as she climbed up hoping she could reach the monkey bars. Still a little too short!! I rarely center my subjects dead on in a photo, but this one was definitely an exception....it begged to be centered.
I am about two weeks into my latest "push past your comfort zone" class. It is another fantastic group of ladies..... and they are keeping me on my toes(that is why I have been scarce around here). This week we have been discussing rules of composition. The topic of posing your subjects vs just letting them do their thing came up in our forum, so these photos were a way for me to show by example that you can indeed take every day candid types of photos that are non posed and at the same time follow some of the basic photography rules of composition without having to actually tell your subject where to stand and what to do. Since Sunday Snapshots are now about achieving the fundamentals of photography, I figured I would share a little here too!
Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: Canon 50mm f1.2
The settings for the top photo were:
I was lying on the ground in front of the swing with my camera aimed up towards the sky. I was shooting in the spot meter mode and focused on the bottom of the swing. The fast shutter speed is what allowed me to freeze the motion of the swing.
Photos were all processed using Florabella's Classic Color Set and Sarah Garnder's Beyond the Lens Texture Set.
Make sure you pop over to Stef's blog to see more Sunday Snapshots.