Friday, June 12, 2009

Alicia's Photo Challenge #2: Get In There!

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Read all about Alicia's Photo Challenge, HERE!

What is the subject of your picture? Your kid? Your dog? Your upclose1 craft? Your toes? Whatever it is, lets make that the focus of your picture... not the guy picking his nose in the left side background.

Get up close and personal! Don't be afraid to cut off a little hair on top. Don't feel obligated to capture the whole umbrella. Capture the details of your child's smile, his eyes, his fat little fingers - the details you love about him (or  her, of course!).

But don't cut off the chin!

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By getting up close, you also eliminate distracting backgrounds (and by distracting, I mean anything that isn't solid, pretty or... um... distracting...) The focus will be where you intend it to be!

Pretty simple, huh? It might take a little bit to get used to cutting out the excess - but you will love it!

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The Challenge: Practice taking pictures capturing details and getting up close to your subject. Practice getting up close to eliminate distracting backgrounds. Don't forget to watch for unwanted shadows and continue practicing in different light.  Mr. Linky will be up for you to share your favorite on Thursday, June 18th!

Don't forget to take a button and put it on your post (Thanks!). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I will do my best to answer them!

Now, go have fun!

5 comments:

Emmy said...

Oh yeah! I am so excited! I am going to have a hard time picking just one picture again :) I have some I LOVE where I have done this.

Sarah said...

Oh me too - how fun is this!!! I'm on it!!! Of coarse my artwork is suffering...but well..I am sooo enjoying this - thank you!!

Emmy said...

Um yeah, I have narrowed it down to 14! Doh! I will have to do some more narrowing ;)

Xazmin said...

I'm so in for this one...and I'm going to practice working with the lighting too.

I'm so excited!

Mr. Mcknob said...

I could get into this sort of thing. I have a few pics like that already.

First time reader. Great blog idea!