Taking better photographs

Most of the time I am taking photographs of the things I have made and I am aiming for something that is in focus, is well balanced and where the colours are accurate (at least to my eyes on my screen). And I am aware how much my eyesight is deteriorating as I age.

I am also normally in a hurry needing to take a picture ‘today’ no matter what the lighting. Even my nature photographs have normally been taken fairly quickly as I walk or pop into the garden between jobs when the light seems good.

However I have sent a few photographs lately to Leanne Cole for Monochrome Madness, (- this week’s no photo of mine sent -) as I told you in an earlier post. This has made me realise that my photographs do not have that extra something that most of the other photographs sent in for Monochrome Madness do.

So I have taken a few photographs this week in the garden and tried to take a little more time both with taking them and processing them afterwards. I have also included two photographs that I almost thought of sending this week (- the first two).

The question is am I getting there? Should I keep trying or just concentrate on my crochet?





14 thoughts on “Taking better photographs

  1. Well I think they are amazing but then I’m no expert. I find an expert’s view in any field can be quite different from my own. It’s like when I have watched a dance on ‘Strictly’ and think it is rather good and then the judges completely pull it apart. I imagine having knowledge makes you more critical.
    I have no knowledge;your photos are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I suppose the ones I am comparing mine to are more ‘arty’. Thinking about it, I am not sure that I don’t prefer a more natural look so maybe like you with the dancing, I should just stick to what appeals to me.


  2. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.
    You’ve been doing an awesome job and I truly enjoy your thoughtful and fun posts!


    1. Hard to know how to reply to this. Not sure I’ve seen any of your pics lately as you tend to use other peoples but I am always learning more about taking good photographs and I am sure if you look around you can find ideas for taking even better photographs.


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