Saturday, March 27, 2010

Photography 101...

Okay, here they are. Eggs! and just in time for Spring and Easter. Oh, and the photography class that I'm taking. Sure, how hard can it be to photograph an egg? Plenty hard is my thinking.



First up, white egg on black. I was taking these in the middle of homework assignments and making dinner, hence the picture of President Bush #1. (My 10 year old is doing a state report on Maine.) It was a bright day and the white of the egg kept washing out on me. Fussed with the camera and took about 100 pictures (not really, but it felt like that.) These are my favorites.





Then, white on white. Again I was looking for a white piece of construction paper that wasn't ripped or wrinkled.









After that, I was home free and had some fun. Brown on orange.



Outside in the garden. Perfect for Springtime!



All around the yard!



And of course, overlooking Upper Pond.



This was a great lesson on framing and light. I'm still not the best at figuring out what speed etc...to use but I think I'm getting there.


46 comments:

Pam said...

I love your photography lesson. Since I plan on learning vicariously through you, please post more of your pictures.

Many thanks for your inspiration. I shall try it, but in my neck of the woods, winds will be forty miles per hour tomorrow. Too windy for many pictures.

maccandace said...

Oh, wow! Yours is the first assignment I have come to. Your white eggs are exposed so beautifully and I love the shadows. And your brown egg really got around in style. I like the brown on orange, very subtle. Very lovely photos and sweet pup.

Anna Ander said...

Haha, I read "a great lesson on farming and light", but it works that way too! I guess these are your own eggs? A dream of mine. How many chickens do you have? Or is it hens? Sorry, my English is not farm work approved.

Tina said...

Hello!

Great photos. The stone in yard with the egg and the photos over looking Upper Pond are ones that really jump out at me. The white egg and moss is stunning.

Isn't a great learning process.
Tina

Clare B said...

I love the shot of the egg on the rock - perfect symmetry and yet a juxtaposition of hard and "soft". Lovely photos.

Jane said...

Hi anna, Not my chickens, my neighbors. I don't want to shovel chicken poop and enough of my neighbors raise chickens that I reap the benefits. I'm taking pictures of eggs for a photo class. Glad you enjoyed them.

t does wool said...

you did I great job Jane!

TD wool design said...

love buddy! diamond would have eaten that in a second!
these are fun. looks like you nailed it!

lucky knitter said...

Fantastic! I would give you an A++.

Neuroknitter said...

Great job! The garden shots are wonderful and the one with the dog is priceless!

MadMad said...

Ha! That last is my favorite! They always want in on the action, those doggies, don't they? If only my kids were as willing to get into shots... oh well. Good for you, taking a class - I already thought you were a great photographer!

Linda said...

They are great shots, especially the dog at the end!

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lucy said...

Amazing how different an egg can look in different settings, but equally sublime in each. Love the mossy stone and egg -- such a rich contrast.

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Jane, first of all I think you did such a creative job with your eggs. I have looked at them several times. Your lighting is really interesting, I like how mixed the focus, very nice. Love the tripstych outside....and the one with your dog.
Fabby!

heather said...

wow, they look so pro. the last one with your pup feels so sweet to me!! and the old married couple watching the pond on your header!

Susan {Florali} said...

Really nice! The ones in the crocus look like they're waiting to be found by little hands. It seems that there are SOO many ways to approach this assignment. I love that you took yours outside on a nature study and invited your dog to come.

Kim Klassen said...

oh you have done brilliantly!! ♥ sooo good!!

a lovely blog as well!!!

♥ kim

Jane said...

Love the light fall on the white egg very much. And the two egg's together are so sweet. Wonderfull creative photos.

Bárbara said...

Oh God! You made such a fantastic work!
Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Oh such great work here! I love the shadow play on the white eggs and the ones outside are so sweet in the flowers!!!
What an adorable shot with your dog! How funny!

Yvonne said...

The white on white and the brown on orange are really beautiful - I love the high contrast with the shadows!

magnusmog said...

and a beautiful snuffly nose to finish off with!

Maegan Beishline said...

Great job! The brown eggs on orange are gorgeous! I love that last one with your pup!

Hartwood Roses said...

Love the dog nose ... and the first white on white photo. Very nice!
Connie

life in yonder said...

Many beautiful photos. I specially like how you can see the "texture" of the egg on the black and white photos and the first colour photo.

Rachel said...

I think you did amazing with this assignment...I particularly like the top and bottom picture of your white on white set. The exposure is perfect and the shadows really add an interesting dimension. It looks like you had a blast showing the eggs around your property...great photo shoot!

echolage said...

I liked how you were able to bring the eggs out into nature, especially the All around the yard mosaic.

Patricia said...

Love the shot with the dog!
Beautiful nature shots!!!

Nice to meet you :)

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Erin Wallace said...

These are really good (makes me feel a little incompetant, but that's why I'm taking the course!). Anyhow,your white on whites are FAB, and I really like the picture of the egg balanced on a rock. Actually, they are all good. You did a wonderful job!

Jane said...

Thanks everyone for the love. I had fun with this project!

Hey Paul, I glad you like my shits...oh I mean shots :)

Nancy said...

I agree that I am taking the course to be able to shoot as well as you (and many others...!) Still, it's great fun and has taken up a lot of my day.

Oliag said...

...just wanted to leave a note letting you know how much I loved your egg pics...especially the white on white...lovely shadows...I'm not part of the project...this time...will surely sign up for the next one

kim said...

I had no idea how involved it could be to take egg pictures. That being said, these are some fine examples. Of course, I especially love the last one.

Lee-Anne said...

Well done, Jane! What an excellent experiment. Amazing how you were able to capture the contours, especially of the white egg.

Christina said...

i love these! especially with doggies nose in the photo!
swoon!

Earth Mama said...

I love your use of shadowing on your egg, not just the shadow created by the egg. Wonderful compositions! My fav is the middle pic on black of the first collage.

:)Lisa

RW said...

I love the tripech too.
you did a fabulous job.

Paul Barden said...

Gotta love them typos, ugh!
I love the white on white SHOTS!

Tracie said...

Ha! I have a dog nose shot too. One of my dogs broke my egg in the end.

I think your white on white shots are really nice. The shadows are wonderful.

a friend to knit with said...

LOVE your new header!!!

such a cool assignment! you did an excellent job.
(i almost said eggcellent job.... )

Once Upon A Parent said...

I think your photos are beautiful. They're so crisp and that shot of the doggie taking a sniff is priceless. Great mosaics too!

Carolyn Parker said...

Hi Jane,
Fun to meet you from your 5 things post. I especially loved the pictures you took outside. Eggs and crocuses really go together! Love the rock picture and it's a very pretty grid grouping too. You did really well and your dog seems to think so too.

Cindy said...

these are all so beautiful. i want to take a class too! obviously the last one is my favorite. just can't resist a doggy snout and an egg in the same frame:) lovely lovely shots.

Renee said...

Great photos!

Jo's Corner said...

Wonderful photos. I am thinking of taking a class too! You have inspired me to call and sign up for a class.