1.14.2013

Changes

My first blog entry: October 2011
City Daily Photo is celebrating the Festival of the Belly Button to look at how their photography style has changed over time. I haven't really considered what I do "photography" for very long. When I first started blogging, I just went out and snapped pictures of anything I found interesting. There was little, or no, thought about composition, lighting, texture, etc.
My daughter's boat during Head of the Hooch: November 2012
After following several other CDP blogs and admiring the photos, I decided to take a photography class at our local community college. While I still have a long way to go, I now think before snapping away.

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8 comments:

Tanya said...

wow, huge difference! i would love to take a class!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I don't know about you Megan but I think photography is a continual learning process, I love the depth of field you have here in the second image.

Janet said...

Meghan, that is quite a difference! I just love that second photograph with the rowers blurred in the background.

Stefan Jansson said...

Good of you to take a photography class. I still snap away every now and then without thinking too much, although I would never admit to it!

Ann said...

YOu can definitely see the difference. It was joining CDP that got me to take a class (later classes) and actually learn a bit about photography. Its addictive.

Buck said...

The human element makes such a difference! A lesson I've seen repeatedly through this Festival. Now I need to find the courage...

Joan Elizabeth said...

It's great to see your development. I am either too shy, lazy, busy to take a class though I am sure I would benefit from it.

Julie said...

Meaghan, thank you for participating in the first Festival on the City Daily Photo portal.

The difference in your two photographs is massive and a testament to your perseverance and growth as both a photographer and an artist. Not only do you have an emphasis on the depth of field now, but your composition has immense suggestion in it, in that you have used background AND foreground to tell your story. I love this skill. Not easy to come by.

Thank you for your self-analysis. I appreciation it very much.