Sunday, April 11, 2010

What I Learned At The Cemetery

I knew the 9in90 photowalk was going to be a challenge. No room for error. No do-overs. No checking the histogram, no adjusting and reshooting.

The first photo was the most difficult. Making the choice to start somewhere.

The more we walked the more I wanted to show the life in the Old City Cemetery. People tending plots, work crews weeding, flowers growing, people wandering through on a slightly sunny Saturday. There is so much history and color here.

They are all straight out of camera (SOOC).










A few things I am taking away from this photowalk:

  • slow down to see your photo and think through your settings
  • know your subject, I really wanted my wide angle lens to show the context of the setting, but had chosen my 70-200mm lens instead
  • wind is not your friend when shooting flowers
  • stop and just listen
Did you join in the 9in90? I'd love to see your photos. Link me here or share in the Flickr PhotoWalkWithMe Group.

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On another note, did you notice the strange thing I did with my photos? Completely out of character for me!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really liked your pictures but the one of some little guy peeking over the stone was just to cute.think my fav was the lady in the garden.
Love U

Kimberly said...

Your lines aren't perfectly horizontal! I can't remember that technical name for that...

Katrina said...

LOL! I'm such a leaner :) Would you believe I used my tripod for many of these? Even the crooked ones!

Kathleen said...

I lean all of the time. I think it has to do with the weight of the canon 40d. The right side feels heavier and I tend to lean a bit rightward. After adjusting this tons of times in LR, I now look at my lines in the camera to try to improve.

Kimberly said...

BTW, I hope that did not come off as criticism!!! I thought that may have been what you did differently with these pics ;) I like the lean :)

Katrina said...

No worries Kim! I thought it was funny actually, and accurate!

The REALLY different thing for me is that I took mostly landscape photos, when I typically shoot in portrait mode!

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