Jan 28, 2011

Photo Challenge on hold

I have to put this on hold for a little while, but hopefully can get back to it quickly!!

Jan 26, 2011

365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 1 - Books

Today I started a 365 Day photo challenge, in order to help me decide what topic to pick for the first days challenge I used a random number generator and picked that number from my list. Today's theme is books this isn't an area that I have experimented with much so it made me really have to think outside my comfort zone.

Here are the guidelines for anyone who would like to participate.
  1. The picture must me taken on the day the topic is picked.
  2. The photos are to be natural, no photo editing, anyone can take a shot and manipulate it to look good, that is not what I want this challenge to be about, I want it to help inspire myself and others on getting those great shots and thinking outside the box.
  3. Have fun!! :D
I decided to use the macro setting for this shot and played around with the angles. I picked this book because I love the aged look and the blue vines with the light background. I love how the book pops against the black background of my mini fridge

For my second book shot, the theme and title of the book are the focal points. I wanted to use a map for the background of this picture because the book is about the map that changed the world and I thought it would be fun. This was a difficult shot to try and get, because this huge map in hanging on the wall in my office and I had to climb up on a coffee table to try and get it just how I wanted. I am happy with the shot and how the light made the colours seem very saturated.

I enjoyed today's challenge, and I am excited about tomorrows!!

Jan 25, 2011

2011 The Year of Creativity

I have finally embarked on creating a blog. It has been something that has crossed my mind for some time, I just never had anything I really wanted to write about, that is up until now. 

Like most people I have let the hustle and bustle of life affect the amount of time I spend on creative projects. One of my goals for 2011 is to reignite my creativity and passion for photography and try some new things I have always wanted to but just never got around to. The first new thing I decided to try was wire jewellery making, and I am loving it!! I love picking out the beads and wrapping the wire and creating something beautiful. Each piece is art, so far  I have made rings and pendents. This year I also want to get my feet wet with metal stamping, It seems like something I could really be in to. 

I have decided to do a 365 day photo challenge, to get my creative juices flowing. I am in the midst of compiling a list and each day I will pick something on the list to photograph and post it to my blog. The list currently stands at 212 and I am very much open to any ideas and suggestions for topics or themes. If anyone is interested in taking part in the photo challenge, at anytime I can post the subject or topic of the day before I post my photos for the day.

I am also planning to add recipes, review, giveaways and chronicle the adventures of my life.
Thanks for reading my first post!!