31 May 2012

Manual Setting - Other Tricks and Techniques

In an effort to improve my photography skills, I've been practicing the manual setting, playing around with black and white photography, using filters, and trying different tricks to get more interesting photos. You'll see that this last one is the one I'm worst at. 

If you keep up with Elsie's blog, A Beautiful Mess, and I'm sure you do (seriously, raise your hand if you don't read that blog), then you might remember her recent guest post about free-lensing. Well, I tried it. I can't figure out how Sarah got her pictures to look so...normal...and interesting. The color in mine is always super weird, and I can't figure out how she got the cool looking angles, either. So, I'm slightly disappointed that my photos didn't come out like I wanted them too, but I still kind of like them. Some of them look kind of like messed up film. 

 These last two are almost exactly the same, but in the second one I tilted the lens a little more and adjusted the exposure differently so it made it look lighter.



earlynovemberlove said...

*raises hand*
Also, I like them. You know that light airy look you were talking about? I think some of these definitely have that.

Scout said...

I do, too! But it's hard to get that look (at least this way) and still get a good picture.