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Old 11-01-2014, 01:16 PM
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Default Challenge No 2 - PHOTO

Welcome to the November 2014 Photo Challenge and this month I’m going to
set you a technical challenge. The holiday period is coming up and I’m sure in
households all round the world, thousands of photos will be taken of everyone’s
nearest & dearest enjoying the festivities. But how many of us have been
disappointed with our holiday snaps after the event and wished we were better
at capturing those precious moments that can’t be repeated. I know I can hold
my hand up and say “Hello. My name is Selena and I have some truly terrible
Christmas photos.”

So, one technique that is really easy to try and perfect for a chance to improve
our photography is to find the angle that works best for you from which to take
your pics. I’m not talking about landscapes, wildlife or all encompassing shots
of your little darlings on their bikes in the park. I’m talking about up close and
personal photos, of Aunty May opening her presents, of children ripping into
their stockings and the like. This technique will also help with photographing
inanimate objects you might want to capture to remind you of the season, like
baubles on trees and decorations in your house.

What I’d like you to do is to find a subject to photograph – it doesn’t need to be a
person, it could very well be a teddy or such like – and start snapping from all
angles, from above, from below, from eye level, from your hip (not as easy as it
sounds and a bit hit & miss, but maybe a necessary angle come the big
celebration). Give some thought to where you might be sitting during
forthcoming family celebrations and thus what restrictions this might impose
upon your ability to capture the photos you’d like. Although this article relates
to portrait shots, it does give some useful information on the pros & cons of
each angle.

This is not a scrap challenge in the traditional sense but I would like you to
produce a collage showing your different angles and let us know which you like
the most. As Photoshop savvy folks, I’m sure you’ll all manage this just fine,
but if you’d like any help creating the collage, do please shout. If you’d like to
go on to produce a scrap page from one or more of these photos please feel free,
we’d love to see it.

Happy snapping!

Here’s some inspiration from the Cheery-Os:

By me:

I found that I like the head on angle for taking photos of people so that I capture
their faces. The tops of their heads don’t really work as great holiday snaps!
For capturing images of the season I’m rather partial to the looking down angle.

By Vera:

By Ulla-May:

  • Create a collage of your photography experiments on different shooting angles.
  • If you decide to scrap a page you must use 80% Oscraps products (this is not necessary to count towards your tracking though).
  • Your collage must be posted in the Number 2 Gallery by the end of the month and linked back to this thread.
  • You must update the monthly tracking thread to be eligible for your coupon.


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Old 11-02-2014, 12:30 PM
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:16 PM
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Here's mine with an explanation of my thoughts

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Old 11-06-2014, 04:58 PM
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My favorite angle is the same as your (bottom photos in my collage in the first post here in this thread). I always tend to use that angle if it´s possible.

But I also like to take photos from above, from a place where I can see the face and what´s going on around the person. I used this angle for the photo in the right upper corner.

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:27 PM
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:13 PM
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OK... I know this is not exactly what you were asking for, but I have no time to go out and do what you requested... So these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago at my grand daughter's request... I have built her card with the items on this page...Which are re arranged slightly... Staying true to the challenge , there are many variations of the same family and none of us could choose just one!!!... hope it works...

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Old 11-26-2014, 05:20 PM
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Maybe it was your mention of using a teddy, but I really wanted to photograph this little fellow for the challenge. Glad I waited until I had a new camera. I love the head on close up, but the backlit one from below may be the most evocative.


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Old 11-27-2014, 02:24 PM
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My daily candles installation photographed from all angles

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Old 11-29-2014, 11:02 AM
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:58 AM
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So here is mine - I did not do a fancy LO for it, but I have been having a lot of fun photographing my art students this month as they work on masks. This is just one series of different angles, but I have loads of photos from all different angels that I am LOVING of my students.

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