Once again, the dollar store has been instrumental in inspiring my artistic side! I picked up these fun feathers in a pack about a week ago, figuring they would make a great subject for macro photography. I made a number of compositions with them (some are on my Etsy shop: http://www.photoworksbydawn.etsy.com/); this is one of my favourites:
The other night, it occurred to me that I had never stepped barefoot in the snow. So I slipped off my slippers and stuck my feet into the snow. Just for fun. Just long enough for one shot! My feet got so cold so fast... How do people do that polar dip in the winter? Think I'll stick to keeping warm in my slippers!
When I looked at the original photo, I felt it was missing something... I couldn't help but add flowers to the snow, since I'm a summer girl. The picture makes me smile now. Sometimes, it's fun to just play!
Here's an idea: A little book of photgraphy tips that you can hook onto your camera bag for hints on the go!
I've created exactly that! Little Tips: The Take-Along Photography Booklet is a set of 10 laminated cards with more than 75 hints to improve your photography. It is small and super-light, so you can add it to your gear and use it wherever you take pictures. At a special introductory offer of $5.75USD ($7.75 after Feb. 5th), it is also super-cheap! Now you can bring all those ideas with you! I wish I had had one of these myself when I was starting out.
Do you ever have those times when you are just bursting with ideas, but the daily routine of life seems to get in the way? If only I could have a snow day!
I've started to carry a little notebook in my purse for these moments (that is in addition to the one I keep by my bed, the one in the kitchen, and the one in the desk!). I get absolutely restless with these thoughts running circles in my mind, hardly able to stand not being able to have the time to get to them.
...And the kids are calling for second bowls of cereal... So here I go...
Over Christmas, I realized (not for the first time) that I am rarely in photographs. I tend to be the one behind the camera, which is usually the way I prefer it. My children are growing, though, and may one day wonder why Mom is never in any photos. Because of this, I became intrigued by the idea of self-portraits. It seems rather awkward to ask for someone to take my photo, and since I am usually the photographer anyway, I guess it makes sense that I take my own.