I am having mixed emotions as I sit down to type this post. The Photography Styling Challenge is on its last leg and I am amazed how far we’ve come. First and foremost, I’ve grown fond of this eclectic collection of participating bloggers; some of whom are amazing professional photographers, whereas some (like me) are amateur at best. I believe I have grown hugely as a passable photographer over the last year. Let me show you how. (If you’d rather just see this month’s challenge entry, feel free to simply scroll all the way down!)
Here are a couple of pictures from May 2013, which at that time seemed awesome to me.
Not bad. But very boring composition wise. Yawn!
Here are some pictures from May 2014.
They are not perfect, but a huge improvement for sure. This is what the challenge has helped me accomplish and I am grateful for that. I still have a looong way to go. So I will be stalking you guys and others, trying to discern the tips and tricks to get that perfect shot of almost anything!
Lastly, just for comparison sake, let’s take a look at my June 2013 PSC challenge entry (food). Honestly, what was I thinking?
Here’s last month’s entry (living room).
I am more mindful of the colors, composition, backdrop and cropping of images than I was just a year ago. What do you think? I’d love to get your feedback on where I need to improve.
Onto this month’s theme now. It is kinda ‘Personal‘! I took a “selfie” a couple of months ago, which I think fits perfectly here. When I was younger, I hated taking photographs and being in them. Not anymore. I think photographs are the windows to another dimension. (Insert creepy sci-fi themed music.)
This picture is totally me. Imperfect at best, somewhat shy, striving for that one good shot, and totally happy doing it!
I am not sure if we will continue the PSC journey in any way. Whatever we decide to do (or not), it’s been a lovely ride! Thank you.
Before you go, be sure to check out the other posts at these participating blogs.