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I Almost Forgot to Title This Post, That Would Have Been Embarrassing

24 02 2012

The great thing about shooting the natural world is it’s always unique. No two scenes are exactly alike. That being said, sometimes we try to approach different natural scenes the same way. We, as photographers, have to strive to find a new angle or a new way to portray whatever we’re shooting. The same thing can happen when a photographer’s client work becomes stale. Look through your photos, if you catch yourself shooting everyone the same way, maybe you’ll please the people who come to you for that one look, but it’s also important to offer a diverse portfolio.

When I looked at the scene above I thought, “that’s interesting.” I took a few snaps but wasn’t too pleased. The images looked bland so I wanted to try to change it up. Jessica watched in shock and confusion as a climbed across a ditch and started working my way inside this mess of twigs, branches and vines. Have I ever mentioned I have a bad habit of taking pictures of things that tend to poke me? 🙂

The two shots above are of the same twigs and branches, just viewed from within the thicket looking out. Remember to think of what someone or something else may see when they interpret a scene. Find the other side of your subjects perspective and explore ways to capture it that will leave whoever is looking at your pictures intrigued.

Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate hearing from all of you in the comments below! Have a great weekend!

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30 responses

24 02 2012
fgassette

Thanks for the advice. I will be going out today and will put your advice into practice. When I did the glass block post, I did look at that entrance in a different way.

BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

24 02 2012
96arley

That’s great, I hope it goes well!

24 02 2012
Vicki

Beauty in the little things.. you have an eye to catch them.

24 02 2012
96arley

Thanks Vicki, glad you liked them

24 02 2012
baggyparagraphs

I like the first picture best, though, just because if I were walking past there I wouldn’t have seen a photo at all, just a mess of sticks. You made something out of nothing.

24 02 2012
96arley

Now if I could just sell it, Frank Zappa would call it art 🙂

24 02 2012
conniededona

I do this–glad to know I am not the only one! Keep photographing!
🙂

24 02 2012
simphonyblue

Funny tweet…
Well I am not here to mention my blog 🙂 I just wanted to thank you for the like!
Thank You!

24 02 2012
96arley

lol, I think I stepped on a few toes with it 🙂 of course, most of the people who shamelessly self promote with direct messages don’t actually read what anyone else writes anyways. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

24 02 2012
simphonyblue

🙂 well,not on my toes!! and I completely understand! it was just funny to read it! and you’re welcome!

24 02 2012
greenbenchramblings

Often we try to look into secret places. Your photos are looking out from a secret place.

25 02 2012
96arley

That’s an interesting way of saying it, I might have to do a secret places theme one day

24 02 2012
Judy

Thanks again for great tips! 😉 My head is getting so full of tips it might burst! lol

25 02 2012
96arley

Haha, you’re welcome Judy, always a pleasure to know someone is gleaning something out of my ramblings 🙂

25 02 2012
victoriaaphotography

I love the first photo also. Believe it or not, I have a very similar one I took last year. I wasn’t game to post it on my PhotoBlog though – afraid no one would see it the way I did.

25 02 2012
96arley

Would you email it to me? I would love to see it, arleyseth@gmail.com

25 02 2012
Joni

Seeing the world through the camera lens does give us a unique view and seeing in a new way…thanks for the “like”, good to have you visit.

25 02 2012
96arley

Hi Joni, looking through the lens had always pushed me to change my perspective so I can show people a unique way of looking at things. I’m glad you stopped by!

25 02 2012
Rebecca Booth

I like the last picture best, but they are all amazing shots! Thanks for sharing

26 02 2012
96arley

Thanks Rebecca, you’re too kind 🙂

26 02 2012
Amberr Meadows

Great to meet through our “cosy friends”. I love your photos and blog!

26 02 2012
96arley

Thanks, I’ve really enjoyed working with them and glad to see we share a few readers now 🙂

27 02 2012
Holly

Such great advice! And I really love the first photo.

27 02 2012
96arley

Thanks Holly, I’m glad you liked it!

27 02 2012
Darren Stone

Good advice and title!!!

28 02 2012
96arley

lol, thanks 🙂

27 02 2012
ktlee

Very cool! Gave me a neat idea for a photograph I’ve been thinking about — this may be the perfect way to approach it. Also love the title!

28 02 2012
96arley

Glad it gave some direction, let me know when you share the new shot, I’d love to see it!

29 02 2012
mtnairloversview

I took my time before coming to this blog post, but I am quite amazed that although I am not a paid photographer that I still have some of the same thoughts running through my mind when I’m out and about with my camera. I always try to look for a different and more unique perspective of my subject before moving on to something else. I love that you climbed into the thicket to see what it looked like from the inside out.

1 03 2012
96arley

🙂 thanks

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