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Great opportunities to shoot interesting pictures, despite the season…

Even in the summer, when the weather is hot and dry it is possible to find fascinating things to photograph if you take a look around. The main thing is to be creative in the way you approach your subject.  Try different shots, get a different perspective, and background while you take photographs. Sometimes a different colour in the background can make a huge difference in the final composition. You can try and shoot from above or from below. You can get closer to the subject using a different lens. Think about the way you crop your subject….do you leave too much space around it? Or perhaps too little space?

Find your unique way to depict the season you love the most using creativity and emotions….and you’ll be surprised by the results!

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Is it just me or…

Having a camera can make you notice things that often would go unnoticed (I know, I often say this). Then looking at your photographs you realize you have a tendency to photograph a certain colour and a certain subject. Nature has always fascinated me and blue flowers attracted me the most.  I’m not quite sure why, but when I go out as soon as I see a blue flower I feel the urge to photograph it.  Does it happen to you? 🙂

This is probably the right season to take pictures of blue flowers here, as they are pretty much everywhere at the moment in Italy. What I find interesting is the fact that there are a few flowers that have a similar shade of light purplish-blue, and yet they are all so different in shape from one another.

Here I used different points of view to get various perspectives to make the photographic compositions a bit more interesting. In the first picture, I shot through a leaf (which was out of focus) to add a soft green shade to the image. I often use a soft focus to convey emotions. Back in the days, one of my photography tutors often pointed out the importance of a picture in focus… This, of course, depends on the message you are trying to give with your photography… I think soft focus and sometimes movement can be used to make images more effective and emotionally charged. What do you think about it?

Does an image need to be in focus to work?


Can mistakes sometimes be beneficial?

Often what we consider mistakes can bring some kind of benefit to our lives. In photography, for example,  there are plenty of rules that we can decide to follow if we want to, but shooting with an open mind can give us surprising results. Always leave a margin for mistakes, as this can lead to a more personal and unique interpretation of the world around us.  Photographs can convey deep feelings and emotions,  as long as we are able to freely express ourselves through the lens. The same thing happens when we learn any new skill…We have to experiment and make mistakes to learn something and if someone tells us what to do, is usually not enough, as we have to find our way around it.

Do you follow any aesthetic rule in photography? Which one and why?

Would you consider shooting photos more spontaneously? Why/Why not?