Saturday, August 22, 2009

PICTURE Perfect


You know...Katrina...I think that Robert Capa fellow may have been on to something, when he said "if your pictures aren't good enough then your not close enough." Because ever since I've taken Katrina's class (she is a big fan of "filling the frame" with your subject!)at GIS, I've seen my photos improve immensely! Sometimes just getting a little closer than you normally would or deciding that you don't have to get every inch of the subject into the frame can make all of the difference in the world. Perhaps thats the biggest thing I've learned from Katrina is deciding what needs to be in the picture and what doesn't...I believe this is called composition. Before Thru the Lens and Katrina's help with the Saturday snapshots I was just going thru life snapping away...making sure only to capture the moment, never thinking of HOW I wanted to capture the moment. But now I've got my eyes open (and glued to my camera lens) in hopes of not happening upon, but CREATING those perfect shots...like this one. Here my niece is sitting on the beach at Joe's Valley, looking out at her daddy doing tricks on the jetski!

So I'd like to take this weeks Snapshot Saturday as an opportunity to thank Katrina...not only for participating in this month's blog challenge, but also for inspiring me to give more to my photos..thru her lessons, and her art. I can't give all the thanks to Katrina on this particular photo though (though I could not have created this shot without her), as I must also thank Miss Lynn Weber for contributing her infinite knowledge of photo editing as well...together these ladies led me to a feeling of satisfaction with my photos that I had not yet known! Thanks Gals!

5 comments:

Katrina said...

You are so welcome! Such kinds things you've shared! You've really made my day and the photo has great composition! I am so glad I was able to help you see life just a bit differently!

Myra said...

Love your composition and the warmth you've conveyed in this photo! Congratulations on "seeing" through your lens!

mollie said...

Amy ... I too think that Katrina & Lynn are fantastic teachers! But, I think that you must have a pretty good eye yourself. Your shot of your niece is excellent ... love shots from the back and I really like that you have cropped it to where she is sitting off center. :)

Anke said...

wow, that is a great shot indeed! Katrina's class was very inspiring, she is a wonderful teacher and you were a wonderful student to come up with something like this!

Celia said...

Great shot Amy. You get a strong sense of subject and location.

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