Flowers

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” — Buddha

The above photos are among my random practice shots using manual settings on my simple phone camera, practicing the various tips I’ve been learning from WP’ The Daily Post. In these photos, I experimented with different light and exposure compensation settings. I also tried to come up with the so-called “studio look.” Just here enjoying the process of learning as I trek a different creative path…

Through the Looking Glass…

It took me so long to come up with a response to this photography assignment: “incorporating glass into an image to add a layer of complexity.” Thus it was a blessing I and my family got to dine in a restaurant with this fascinating view of the outside…

Through a glass panel - The sharp lines and striking view of the buildings beyond, plus the soft twirls of the clouds in the sky, were made clearer by using more contrast and color saturation.
Through a glass panel 2 - same view but at a slightly different angle...
Through a glass panel 3 - I included more of the street below...
Through a glass panel 4 - stronger colors...

I never thought taking pictures through a looking glass can be interesting; now I’m hooked, thanks to The Daily Post’s Photography 101 course. Cheers!

Looking Through Natural Frames

Just a simple try on how to use natural frames for our shots…looking through these natural frames makes scenes more interesting indeed.

Photography 101: Clouds and Convergence

Clouds have always fascinated me…so here I put together different shots of them as I try to apply the element of convergence as a challenge…

Well, it has been worth the try, I think. Yet, better still if I use my digital cam next time, instead of my mobile phone, for a series of shots like these…

 

Photography101: Mystery & Light

Here is my first attempt to edit a shot to present two versions of it. I am not as adept at using lights, but I hoped to create a sense of mystery with the darkened version of a shot I took of a clubhouse swimming pool that was ablazed with Christmas lights. I thought that darkening, and using a stronger contrast and higher saturation of colors would get the effect of mystery I wanted, at the same time hide the fact I wasn’t able to capture the glitter in those Christmas lights.

An air of mystery surrounds the clubhouse swimming pool...

Then, I lightened the shot by softening the contrast and brightening it more…the effect is indeed a dramatic contrast with the ‘air of mystery’ in the darkened version.

The lighter version somehow brought more life to the Christmas lights as they cast their dancing reflections onto the water...