Tag Archives: Plants

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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An unexpected guest paid a visit this morning! :-)

Look what I found this morning! A wild mushroom in a pot on my balcony…I love it when this happens!! Simple things make me happy!! 🙂

I decided to experiment a little with colours, composition, and a shallow depth of field to make an interesting series of photographs this morning, just for fun! By using a shallow depth of field, or a wide aperture, the subject in focus is one object (or part of the object) in the frame, while the background is out of focus. This allows you to create a hierarchy of elements within the photographic composition, so choosing the right depth of field for the picture is very important. The viewer’s attention can be directed towards a particular direction, detail, or colour in the picture. A shallow depth of field is also a very effective way to convey emotions.

Are you aware of the way you use depth of field when you photograph?

Do you use a shallow or wide depth of field?

Just above the city…

It’s becoming a good habit of mine, to walk around town with a friend, my dog and my camera. Usually, you are so familiar with the place you live in that several things can get unnoticed, especially small things. The camera often works as a magnifying glass, where ordinary things gain importance while they are put into a different context. You choose and select the world around you in order to create a sequence of images which convey a personal vision and tell a unique story.

Around Genoa with my personal assistent…

An embrace of texture & shapes.

So I went back to find this, rather than what I was expecting…

I used a 105 mm and 50 mm lenses, shooting with narrow depth of field, natural light, at 250 ISO and no tripod. Decay fascinates me, it’s definitely one of my favourite subjects.

 

Spring is back!

Spring is back and I am so grateful! Today I took a regenerating walk in my parent’s garden. The weather wasn’t great but the colours were simply astonishing! I had to share this, I hope you enjoy the gallery.

In Search of True Nature

Wild plants offer an impressive variety of shapes and colours. After a rainy day, everything seems to be even more intense and overwhelming…

And it’s free!