Today I thought I would try something different. Usually, my posts tagged “photography” are part of the A B See Photo Challenge. However, I would like to start something new. I’d like to write more posts in which I just talk about photography in general, posts that I’m not writing for any sort of challenge or regular feature. Why? Because I love photography. Because it’s the only style of art in which I show even the slightest amount of talent.
Without further ado, here is the first post: the five types of images that I love to capture, with examples of photos I’ve taken over the years.
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TYPE OF PHOTO. IT IS MY FAVORITE. There’s just so much detail in these pictures, and I love black and white photos anyway.
On my way to and from work I always drive past an old, falling-down barn. (You can see part of it in the first photo above.) In color, as we normally see it, the barn is an eyesore but when I photographed it in black and white, it became almost beautiful. There’s an eerie, desolate quality to this type of picture and I love that a lot.
I have a weakness for flowers. Each year I think, “Oh, I didn’t take that many flower photos. Right?” Each year as I sort through photos for my 4-H Photography project, I realize that I do, indeed, have more flower photos than I know what to do with. This year, three out of the ten photos on my color photography poster depict flowers. I have also been known to take black and white pictures of brilliantly colored flowers because… reasons.
They’re just so bright! And pretty! If you fill a spray bottle with water and gently spritz the flowers before photographing them, they appear to be dew-covered and that really lends a lot of detail to your pictures. I use this technique a lot, as you can see.
Sometimes, I just like to take really weird photos – extreme close-ups, or from bizarre angles. It’s fun to make the viewer guess what the photo’s subject is, and I like showing completely ordinary objects (in this case, a playground slide and a fruit basket) in unusual ways.
Architecture is an art of its own, and capturing that within another form of art – i.e. photography – results in some lovely photos. My favorite part about photographing architecture is the geometric detail. All those lines, angles, squares, triangles, and sometimes even curves are very pleasing to observe.
I’ve taken a number of still-life photos and so far, all my favorites featured food. I don’t know what it is about food photography that I like so much, but I have a feeling that it might be the bright colors. That doesn’t explain the bottom photo, though. I don’t know. Maybe I like all the different ways in which one can arrange food and then photograph it.
What types of photos do you like to capture?
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